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Survival Day Celebrations

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by Sue Stevenson (subscribe)
I write essays, short stories and political commentary and believe the colour orange is unfairly discriminated against. suestevensonwriter.wordpress.com
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Celebrating indigenous culture on 26 January
Many Aboriginal people choose to call Australia Day Survival Day, to honour the culture that has survived the founding of modern-day Australia in 1788. The first Survival Day concert was held in 1992 in Sydney. Now there are Survival Day commemorations in many Australian cities.

[ADVERT]In Melbourne, the Share the Spirit Festival has been held in the Treasury Gardens since 2002. From 1-7 pm you can chill to music from Bart Willoughby, Stiff Gins, Kutcha Edwards, Lee Morgan, Skin Choir and Black Mistiq. There will be a corroboree and a hip hop workshop for kids, art and craft stalls and activities for the kids.

By the way, the Festival is looking for help to fund the corroboree - Koorioboree, the state's biggest with 10 different Victorian indigenous dance groups. If you are interested in pledging anything from $1, you can help out via Pozible.



Belgrave Survival Day is in the outer east of the Dandenong Ranges and is a celebration of indigenous culture, both locally and nationally with music, kids' activities and a discussion about the history of the Cooranderkk mission in Healesville.



For more information about the history of Australia Day from an Aboriginal perspective, visit Creative Spirits.
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Why? To remember and to celebrate
When: 26 January 2013
Where: Treasury Gardens, Cnr Spring St & Wellington Parade, Melbourne AND Borthwick Park, Benson Street, Belgrave (next to Belgrave Pool)
Cost: Free
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