January 26 means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. So we asked some Australians of all makes and models what they thought:
Dr Anita Heiss
Author, Wiradjuri nation
To me, January 26 is a day for both reflection and celebration. As the date marks the beginning of the invasion of Australia and the process of colonisation that followed, it’s important for me as an Australian to stop and reflect on a story that is often forgotten by commentators and every day Aussies amongst the official ceremonies and backyard BBQs across the land, that of Australia’s First Peoples.