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In pictures: Celebrating Australia Day

When I was young I always regretted that I wasn’t born a day earlier, on Australia Day. When I was a teenager and learned the history of white settlement and what that had meant, and still means, to Aboriginal people, my regrets disappeared. Today I can appreciate Australia Day for what it means in the sense of acknowledging the freedom we have to celebrate a modern, democratic state free of war and fear while still remembering the past and seeking to make the future one of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity for everyone on these shores.

With that in mind, here are some images of what it means to be an Australian on January 26. Happy Australia Day to everyone!

Feel free to add your own “Australia Day means … ” comment below.

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Australia Day means… taking the time to learn from our elders.

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New galleries: Northern Territory

I’m heading to the Territory in a couple of weeks and writing about it today too as it would happen. I needed some of my images from my last trip up that way and was sorting through files and found a few to add to the new smugmug interface. Here are some of my favourites.

Uluru: my all time favourite shot of the rock. Just after sunrise when the colours were still soft. We saw dingoes in the grass here which reminded me, unwittingly, of the Azaria Chamberlain case and how beautiful but dangerous this country can be.

A queer country, so old that as you walk on and on, there’s a feeling comes over you that you are gone back to Genesis
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