Thursday, January 26, 2017

Invasion Day 1917

"We ought to feel that we have invaded a domain from which our invasion has expelled those who were born, bred, and providentially supplied in it; that we have driven by our usurpation, families from their birth-place, and then completed our cruelty by destroying in sport, and consuming for profit, the principal means of their subsistence."

- Letter published in Hobart Town Gazette, 25 July 1824, quoted in This Whispering in Our Hearts, Henry Reynolds, 1998,  p 7

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