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Make September 8 Australia Day, anthem in Pitjantjatjara

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Bring the remains of Matthew Flinders (at right) to Australia as a hero in Australian history, and rename Australia Day Foundation Day, suggests singer and historian TED EGAN (at left).

Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past

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We have other holidays for the past, Anzac Day being the main one, writes Hal Duell (pictured).

Our big achievers give Oz Day its special meaning

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Their acknowledgement makes January 26 a day to remember. Pictured: Sydney (Syd) George Kinsman.

Australia Day: Alice's role in it

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While our country endures another round of self-flagellation over the suitability of January 26 as Australia’s national day, it will probably surprise many to learn that Alice Springs and the Northern Territory played prominent roles in the history of this public holiday. ALEX NELSON reports. Photo: Dominant Folk Society performers (Evans, Barford, Balfour and Foran) founded their band “Bloodwood” (pictured) and were part of the local Oz Day debate.

What will our cultural celebrations look like in a generation?

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The current social contest over the symbols and meaning of our nation will likely be resolved over the next generation, writes ROLF GERRITSEN.

29 become Aussies in The Alice

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... and four people plus an event were chosen to be Centralian achievers for 2018.

 

Focus on the killing now, not 200 years ago

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Are we being distracted from the real issues by the LGBT thing, the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and maybe the next taxi off the block is going to be a recycling of the monarchy or republic debate, asks HAL DUELL (pictured).

Master plan for town, reconciliation plan for Australia Day

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New councillors Jimmy Cocking and Catherine Satour had wins on their first motions in the new Town Council. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Youngsters, too, got Oz Day awards

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Leadership starts early for some as they receive recognition on Australia Day. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

'We are Australian' new anthem?

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Inclusiveness should be the spirit of Australia Day, writes STEVE BROWN in his contribution to our Rest & Reflection summer series. And he suggests the Seeker's hit would, as the national anthem, better describe what Aussies are all about.

 

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