Sunday, February 10, 2019

February 9 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History

1788 - The drumming out of a soldier - who was caught in the female convicts' tents - had the pleasure (?!) of having the first piece of named music played in Oz ; aptly twas The Rogues' March.

1986 - The Anglican Church of Oz ordained its first batch of female deacons in a ceremony at St. Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne....and the sky didn't fall in, either!

2013 - The Australian Government announced a new resettlement deal with New Zealand, whereby 150 places from New Zealand’s overall resettlement quota of 750 would be allocated to refugees who sought asylum in Australia. The refugees may be resettled directly from Australia or from offshore processing centres in Nauru and Manus Island. The government announced that the deal would commence in 2014.

2015 - Aboriginal people commenced a sit-in in Canberra at Parliament House to confront politicians about the state of Aboriginal affairs around the country. They demanded that the Commonwealth of Australia begin negotiations towards decolonisation with the goal of healing from the “devastation wreaked upon Aboriginal Nations and Peoples” by violations of human rights.

2017 - Perth (Boorloo) was sprinkled with a drop or two of 114.4 millimetres of rain.

1 comment:

  1. I am still shamed by our treatment of Aboriginal People. And Asylum seekers.