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2022-01-25 11:38:30 PM  
The main discussion in many places about our national day here is changing the date. Historically, January 26 is the anniversary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales, so it's historically irrelevant to all the bits of Australia which aren't NSW (other than as 'invasion day' as its regarded by indigenous Australians). NSW was a British colony for over a century before it and the other colonies federated to become a single country in 1901. At that time, it was uncertain if the other British colony in our region, New Zealand, might also get on board, of course they didn't and became an independent nation a few years later, I make this point just to demonstrate that the colonies were quite independent prior to federation and didn't see themselves as a united country in the nineteenth century. There are various dates of events involved with our federation which would be much better to celebrate as Australia Day because they are nationally relevant and are about national unity unlike Jan 26.

January 26 is celebrated in my family as my late grandmother's birthday (she'd have been 100 today, she passed away in 2015, in any case she was born in Latvia - rather than having an Aussie barbecue I'm roasting a pork in the eastern Euro style). Grandma was a zany old lady and is fondly remembered.
 
2022-01-26 12:04:10 AM  

Aussie_As: The main discussion in many places about our national day here is changing the date. Historically, January 26 is the anniversary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales, so it's historically irrelevant to all the bits of Australia which aren't NSW (other than as 'invasion day' as its regarded by indigenous Australians). NSW was a British colony for over a century before it and the other colonies federated to become a single country in 1901. At that time, it was uncertain if the other British colony in our region, New Zealand, might also get on board, of course they didn't and became an independent nation a few years later, I make this point just to demonstrate that the colonies were quite independent prior to federation and didn't see themselves as a united country in the nineteenth century. There are various dates of events involved with our federation which would be much better to celebrate as Australia Day because they are nationally relevant and are about national unity unlike Jan 26.

January 26 is celebrated in my family as my late grandmother's birthday (she'd have been 100 today, she passed away in 2015, in any case she was born in Latvia - rather than having an Aussie barbecue I'm roasting a pork in the eastern Euro style). Grandma was a zany old lady and is fondly remembered.


I read that in a New Zealand accent.
Happy Zany Old Lady Day.
 
2022-01-26 2:19:17 AM  
Straya Day
Youtube F4AchHTN-XQ

Straya! (not safe for work)
 
2022-01-26 2:53:47 AM  
In honor/honour of Australia Day:

AC/DC- For Those About To Rock [Live in Landover, MD, Dec. 1981] (Pro Shot)
Youtube LAwUWig98A8
 
2022-01-26 3:05:53 AM  
Not sure why, sure!
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2022-01-26 3:14:07 AM  
Happy Invasion Day!

Midnight Oil - The Dead Heart
Youtube 16bFBzx7I_0
 
2022-01-26 3:16:37 AM  
If you dumped England way back in 1901, why did you still end up driving on the wrong side of the road?
 
2022-01-26 3:20:02 AM  
How to speak Australian : Abbreviate Everything
Youtube yDb_WsAt_Z0
 
2022-01-26 3:20:45 AM  
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2022-01-26 3:29:49 AM  
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2022-01-26 3:30:15 AM  

The_Sponge: In honor/honour of Australia Day:

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I see your Brian Johnson and raise you Bon Scott.

IT'S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP (IF YOU WANNA ROCK 'N' ROLL) - AC DC
Youtube -sUXMzkh-jI
 
2022-01-26 3:30:54 AM  
From the article: "We urge you to know what January 26 means to us, and how this date affects us - the day we were invaded, accosted, murdered, moved off our lands and an ongoing, attempted genocide began," said the organisation's director Stacey Campton.

Just wanted to repeat this important part, since some people talk about "unity" when what they really want to say is "stfu go away or we'll kill you too."
 
2022-01-26 3:33:08 AM  
I view it simply as "bloody Sydney day"

We need a better day, that's less divisive. Better yet make it a weekend.

Very few people I've met actually like the idea of the 26th...well non NSW people seem to always want it moved.

I do wonder if it's sheer ego of (some) the people from NSW keeping the day as it is....they have to be number #1 no matter what.
 
2022-01-26 3:38:49 AM  

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Oh, Barbie...
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2022-01-26 3:46:22 AM  

nytmare: If you dumped England way back in 1901, why did you still end up driving on the wrong side of the road?


We didn't... 1st January 1901 was Federation of the separate states into a single nation. Some things are still technically controlled by the UK - for example, our Head Of State is still the British monarch.
Also (grabbed from Quora, haven't checked it, but it's ringing the right bell): 'In 1986, the Australia Act, among other things, abolished appeals to the Privy Council in London. However, decisions by British courts remain binding precedents up to that point.'
 
2022-01-26 3:52:50 AM  

calufrax: nytmare: If you dumped England way back in 1901, why did you still end up driving on the wrong side of the road?

We didn't... 1st January 1901 was Federation of the separate states into a single nation. Some things are still technically controlled by the UK - for example, our Head Of State is still the British monarch.
Also (grabbed from Quora, haven't checked it, but it's ringing the right bell): 'In 1986, the Australia Act, among other things, abolished appeals to the Privy Council in London. However, decisions by British courts remain binding precedents up to that point.'


Technically since the Whitlam era the monarch is Australian. She's the Queen of Australia. She just is also the Queen of England and various other places. At this point there's a solid chance the Poms will dump the monarchy before we do, awkward. It says unfortunate things about Australian national insecurity that we can't do the obvious and become a Republic and change the flag and we're taking way to long to change our national day.

You're correct about appeals to the British Privy Council being a thing until the mid-80's.
 
2022-01-26 3:54:45 AM  

calufrax: nytmare: If you dumped England way back in 1901, why did you still end up driving on the wrong side of the road?

We didn't... 1st January 1901 was Federation of the separate states into a single nation. Some things are still technically controlled by the UK - for example, our Head Of State is still the British monarch.
Also (grabbed from Quora, haven't checked it, but it's ringing the right bell): 'In 1986, the Australia Act, among other things, abolished appeals to the Privy Council in London. However, decisions by British courts remain binding precedents up to that point.'


I assume the custom was to travel on the left with carts and whatnot already.
 
2022-01-26 3:54:49 AM  

grokca: Aussie_As: The main discussion in many places about our national day here is changing the date. Historically, January 26 is the anniversary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales, so it's historically irrelevant to all the bits of Australia which aren't NSW (other than as 'invasion day' as its regarded by indigenous Australians). NSW was a British colony for over a century before it and the other colonies federated to become a single country in 1901. At that time, it was uncertain if the other British colony in our region, New Zealand, might also get on board, of course they didn't and became an independent nation a few years later, I make this point just to demonstrate that the colonies were quite independent prior to federation and didn't see themselves as a united country in the nineteenth century. There are various dates of events involved with our federation which would be much better to celebrate as Australia Day because they are nationally relevant and are about national unity unlike Jan 26.

January 26 is celebrated in my family as my late grandmother's birthday (she'd have been 100 today, she passed away in 2015, in any case she was born in Latvia - rather than having an Aussie barbecue I'm roasting a pork in the eastern Euro style). Grandma was a zany old lady and is fondly remembered.

I read that in a New Zealand accent.
Happy Zany Old Lady Day.


I read everything in a New Zealand accent. You should ask me about my six decks.

Happy Australia Day - enjoy your rounds of goon of fortune.
 
2022-01-26 3:55:44 AM  
 
2022-01-26 4:05:00 AM  
For the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, and your listening enjoyment

Cosmic Psychos - Fuckwit City
Youtube Q954LxEzyY8

NSFW
 
2022-01-26 4:07:08 AM  
Well, it's the annual Australia Day thread on Fark!
Watching the show at the Sydney Opera House on the ABC as always lotsa great interspersed with crap and cringe.
Cheers while raising my glass.
 
2022-01-26 4:15:15 AM  
Hiya Bruce!
 
2022-01-26 4:19:55 AM  
Not trying to threadjack this into an Australian music thread, but if ever there was a day for that it may as well be this one, this little beauty contains the most magnificently obscure Aussie lyric about being good but not great: "You end up Carlton but you wanna be Negus". (A reference to the lineup of the Australian version of the current affairs show 60 Minutes back in the 1970's.)

Frenzal Rhomb - Forever Malcolm Young
Youtube KkCgODdF4NM
 
2022-01-26 4:30:22 AM  

Aussie_As: Not trying to threadjack this into an Australian music thread, but if ever there was a day for that it may as well be this one, this little beauty contains the most magnificently obscure Aussie lyric about being good but not great: "You end up Carlton but you wanna be Negus". (A reference to the lineup of the Australian version of the current affairs show 60 Minutes back in the 1970's.)

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/KkCgODdF4NM]


This song is the most relentlessly Australian piece of music I've ever encountered.

Shoey - Frenchy & The Talent (Official Music Video)
Youtube Ul_krInglTw
 
2022-01-26 4:33:31 AM  

nytmare: If you dumped England way back in 1901, why did you still end up driving on the wrong side of the road?


What is it with left hand drive and you people? 🤔
 
2022-01-26 4:49:21 AM  

thisispete: Aussie_As: Not trying to threadjack this into an Australian music thread....

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/KkCgODdF4NM]

This song is the most relentlessly Australian piece of music I've ever encountered.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ul_krInglTw]


Thanks Pete, that is magnificent. Thanks also to the reference to Goon of Fortune upthread, never played it and hopefully never will but sounds like an insane way to spend an afternoon with some mates.

This one's been around for a few years but never fails to amuse me.

THE CHATS - SMOKO (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Youtube j58V2vC9EPc
 
2022-01-26 4:57:25 AM  
If we're talking about Aussie music, might as well include one of our more well-known music stars.

Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around (Official Video)
Youtube t1DWBKk5xHQ
 
2022-01-26 5:00:14 AM  

Aussie_As: There are various dates of events involved with our federation which would be much better to celebrate as Australia Day because they are nationally relevant and are about national unity unlike Jan 26.


The real difficulty is that 26 Jan is perfect *timing* regardless of history: summer, during school holidays, but not too close to Christmas or NYE.


thisispete: Aussie_As: Not trying to threadjack this into an Australian music thread, but if ever there was a day for that it may as well be this one, this little beauty contains the most magnificently obscure Aussie lyric about being good but not great: "You end up Carlton but you wanna be Negus". (A reference to the lineup of the Australian version of the current affairs show 60 Minutes back in the 1970's.)

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/KkCgODdF4NM]

This song is the most relentlessly Australian piece of music I've ever encountered.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ul_krInglTw]


THE CHATS - SMOKO (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Youtube j58V2vC9EPc
 
2022-01-26 5:01:04 AM  

Aussie_As: thisispete: Aussie_As: Not trying to threadjack this into an Australian music thread....

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/KkCgODdF4NM]

This song is the most relentlessly Australian piece of music I've ever encountered.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ul_krInglTw]

Thanks Pete, that is magnificent. Thanks also to the reference to Goon of Fortune upthread, never played it and hopefully never will but sounds like an insane way to spend an afternoon with some mates.

This one's been around for a few years but never fails to amuse me.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/j58V2vC9EPc]


motherFARKER
 
2022-01-26 5:11:43 AM  

Boomstickz: I view it simply as "bloody Sydney day"


(psst - that's every day)

Oh, and as long as we're DJing...

A.B. Original & Paul Kelly 'Dumb Things' for Like A Version
Youtube ICcewg7fxho
 
2022-01-26 5:17:26 AM  

Boomstickz: nytmare: If you dumped England way back in 1901, why did you still end up driving on the wrong side of the road?

What is it with left hand drive and you people? 🤔


A lot of islands are left-hand drive.

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2022-01-26 5:17:56 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Aussie_As: There are various dates of events involved with our federation which would be much better to celebrate as Australia Day because they are nationally relevant and are about national unity unlike Jan 26.

The real difficulty is that 26 Jan is perfect *timing* regardless of history: summer, during school holidays, but not too close to Christmas or NYE.


There would be reduced drama around Jan 26 if we did like we used to when I was a kid and make it a long weekend every year, ignore Jan 26 and take the nearest weekend and give everyone the Monday off, don't make the date a sacred thing. But the genie is out of that bottle now.

Federation in 1901 was officially Jan 1 so that's already taken. The constitutional convention which kicked off the federation process took place over a few days in early February of 1890 so there's a possibilty which misses school hollidays but meets the other criteria most folks would have (basically that's barbecue-appropriate weather and the chance of a day at the beach). But no indigenous angle there, still not ideal.
 
2022-01-26 5:19:27 AM  
Nobody Likes A Bogan - Area 7
Youtube BDXRT53QduU


Straya.
 
2022-01-26 5:19:45 AM  

caira: Boomstickz: I view it simply as "bloody Sydney day"

(psst - that's every day)

Oh, and as long as we're DJing...

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ICcewg7fxho]


A.B. Original - January 26 (Official Video)
Youtube tZ9qeX4gUeo
 
2022-01-26 5:22:36 AM  
Leave it to these backwards idiots to hold their big national holiday in the middle of winter. Farking morons, have fun putting some shrimp on the barbie in a foot of snow!
 
2022-01-26 5:25:48 AM  

Subtonic: Leave it to these backwards idiots to hold their big national holiday in the middle of winter. Farking morons, have fun putting some shrimp on the barbie in a foot of snow!


Don't come the raw cold prawn with me
 
2022-01-26 5:53:16 AM  

Aussie_As: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Aussie_As: There are various dates of events involved with our federation which would be much better to celebrate as Australia Day because they are nationally relevant and are about national unity unlike Jan 26.

The real difficulty is that 26 Jan is perfect *timing* regardless of history: summer, during school holidays, but not too close to Christmas or NYE.

There would be reduced drama around Jan 26 if we did like we used to when I was a kid and make it a long weekend every year, ignore Jan 26 and take the nearest weekend and give everyone the Monday off, don't make the date a sacred thing. But the genie is out of that bottle now.

Federation in 1901 was officially Jan 1 so that's already taken. The constitutional convention which kicked off the federation process took place over a few days in early February of 1890 so there's a possibilty which misses school hollidays but meets the other criteria most folks would have (basically that's barbecue-appropriate weather and the chance of a day at the beach). But no indigenous angle there, still not ideal.


Personally, I would change it to the 4th Friday in January. With any kind of decent speech about what it does and doesn't mean, you'd immediately get the assent of just about everyone who doesn't have "history not hate" reasons for demanding the 26th specifically. People like a 3-day weekend, and it doesn't fark anything else up. Holidays don't have to fall on a historically significant date. The Queen's Birthday holiday not only doesn't fall on the Queen's birthday but isn't even celebrated on the same day across the country.

/that it would still occasionally fall on the 26th, but usually not, could be spun positively as well
 
2022-01-26 5:55:46 AM  
I just smiled
 
2022-01-26 6:30:04 AM  
On one hand it's nice to have a national day.

On the other it's a day that celebrates only part of our national story, and one that was a disaster for the peoples who had been here for tens of thousands of years before, including some of my ancestors.

Best to change the date, but can we keep the public holiday?

I still enjoyed my day off, ate fish and chips, went for a swim, and drank beer.  Nothing out of the ordinary really.
 
2022-01-26 6:42:37 AM  
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Happy Straya Day!
 
2022-01-26 7:03:50 AM  
How to Talk Australians - Episode 1: 'G'DAY KNACKERS'
Youtube DHQRZXM-4xI
 
2022-01-26 7:20:36 AM  

Perfectly Normal Beast: [YouTube video: Nobody Likes A Bogan - Area 7]

Straya.


Oh man, the second verse was my first car...

/don't worry, I upgraded.
//looks at the floor, all embarrassed....to a VL that I still have
///guess we never outgrow where we come from
 
2022-01-26 7:47:49 AM  
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Australia!
I'm putting a bratwurst on the barbie!
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Let's get all slap-happy in the fest hall!
 
2022-01-26 7:47:50 AM  
Holding out for Apostrophe Day.
 
2022-01-26 7:57:52 AM  

Boomstickz: I view it simply as "bloody Sydney day"

We need a better day, that's less divisive. Better yet make it a weekend.

Very few people I've met actually like the idea of the 26th...well non NSW people seem to always want it moved.

I do wonder if it's sheer ego of (some) the people from NSW keeping the day as it is....they have to be number #1 no matter what.


Bollocks, mate.
Born in Adelaide, career in Perth. 26th for ever! Met only very few who want it shifted.
Up ya bum, 26th stays. If ya don't like it, yer a farking traita coont.
/ only half being silly
// seriously, hardly known any who want it shifted
/// 3rd for how serious 26th should stay
 
2022-01-26 8:05:15 AM  

stuartp9: If we're talking about Aussie music, might as well include one of our more well-known music stars.

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i do like watching her videos

Kylie Minogue - Come Into My World (Official Video) [Full HD Remastered]
Youtube 63vqob-MljQ
 
2022-01-26 8:06:27 AM  
one more because, well it's obvious really.
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Official Video)
Youtube c18441Eh_WE
 
2022-01-26 8:07:04 AM  
Remember, disparaging the boot is a bootable offense.
 
2022-01-26 8:22:14 AM  
Coffee and Rum for breakfast and then spend the day gambling on whether a flipped coin will land heads up or down and in which quadrant of a folded tent flap?

Ah, memories of ANZAC Day neatly drowned in RUM and coffee
 
2022-01-26 8:37:55 AM  
This is a bookmark because I've been to Australia and have friends there. These videos are great! I got to come back to this thread
 
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