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88: A March That Changed a Nation

Thursday 23rd January / posted by Chris Wheeldon

Coined the “Celebration of a Nation”, the 1988 re-enactment of the First Fleet held a very different meaning for Australia’s Aboriginal community.

30,000 Aboriginal people from across the country marched in Sydney in one of the largest public outcry since the Vietnam Moratorium.

It was a statement of survival and a sobering reminder at the exclusion of Aboriginal voice in Australian history.

The documentary about the event "88: A March that Changed a Nation" will soon air on the ABC.

I was joined by in the studio today to Mikaela Persky talk about the march, the documentary and what's happened since '88, take a listen...

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