Invasion Day, Survival Day, Day of Mourning
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the 26th of January represents the lived experiences of oppression and dispossession which began on the 26th of January, 1788 as the British flag was raised at Sydney Cove. It represents the beginning of colonisation and a history of suffering, racism, death, the Stolen Generations, and more.
This Invasion Day, Survival Day, and Day of Mourning, UN Youth Australia encourages young people to learn more about this date, including its history and what it represents for Australia’s First Nations people. We encourage young people to read, listen and engage with the lived experiences of First Nations people.
Below is a list of resources by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and authors. Please check out some of the resources listed below to learn more.
UN Youth Australia did not create nor alter and do not own or otherwise have material personal interests in these resources. UN Youth Australia remains only as a conduit of information, sharing First Nations resources for the youth of Australia,