Australian Left Review

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Flying the flag


David Burchell


January 26 in Sydney was a proud day for the Aboricinal people, and also, inc:identally, for the left. Twenty or thirty thousand people, black and white, ·provJded a potent display of peaceful opposition to a version of Australia's history which bad become the fig-leaf of governments-incapable of coping with a less convenient reality. In Australia, it merited more than a footnote to the reportage of the Great Day: around the world, however, it stood as a particularly potent symbol of AustraUa 's &ullty conscience.



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