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.