| Survival Day
This Sunday is January 26 – the day the first fleet landed. Since at least 1938, the day has been known as the Day of Mourning, and is now called Invasion Day or Survival Day.
It is fantastic to see a growing conversation around 26 January and increasing acknowledgement of the trauma that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have, and continue to, experience in Australia.
Every year more people are attending their local Invasion Day dawn services, marches and festivals.
We encourage you to get involved this Sunday by supporting First Peoples. It is a great chance to learn about Aboriginal culture and history.
See what’s going on in your area. Below are a list of events around Victoria.
Hope to see you there!
Invasion Day Dawn Service
Sunday, 26 January 2020, 5:30 to 6:30am
King’s Domain Resting Place, Linlithgow Ave Opposite Janet Lady Clarke Rotunda
Every year this meaningful dawn services commemorates all Sovereign First Peoples who defended and died in the Frontier Wars, massacres across Australia. Find out more here.
Dawn Ceremony Lake Wendouree
5:30 to 6:30am
View Point, Lake Wendouree For the first time, the Ballarat region will be holding a dawn ceremony to commemorate sovereign First Peoples who fought in the frontier wars and massacres. Hosted by the Koori Education Action Group, this will be a meaningful opportunity to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander defenders freedom fighters. Find out more here.
Invasion Day Protest 2020
11am to 2pm Begins at Parliament House, Melbourne CBD Join the march through the city, walking together with First Peoples, to protest the ongoing colonial violence on First Peoples. Listen to the live action, including live speakers, on 3CR. Find out more here.
Belgrave Survival Day
Sunday, 26 January 2020, 12pm to 4:30pm
Borthwick Park, Benson Street, Belgrave
This family friendly day includes activities, entertainment and an array of artists. Find out more here.
Share The Spirit Festival
Sunday, 26 January 2020, 12pm to 7pm
Treasury Gardens, 2-18 Spring St, East Melbourne Share The Spirit grows every year and always includes a quality line up, fun activities and a range of stalls from artists and local businesses. As usual, ANTaR Victoria will have a stall. If you’re around, come and say hi. More details here.
Our mailing address is: ANTaR Victoria 67 Brunswick St Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia