Colonialism Racism and Prejudice

The Question
Compare the different viewpoints presented by indigenous and non-indigenous people about invasion and colonisation in Australia.

When comparing the different viewpoints presented by the indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of Australia, in relation to invasion and colonization, it is evident that different ideas circulate throughout the people of Australia as to what appropriate term should be used. In terms of invasion the following two examples substantiate a view of invasion, these are the national Day of Mourning and the establishment of the tent embassy outside parliament old parliament house in Canberra. In regards to colonization the following two examples of the British feeling supreme over the Aborigines and the fact that they thought the land was unoccupied, justifying the term of terra nullius.
The National Day of Mourning on the 26th of January 1938 in mark of the sesquicentenary of British colonisation of Australia, is evidence to substantiate the Aboriginal viewpoint of invasion. It was declared to be a protest of 150 years of callous treatment and the seizure of land, and was designed to stand in contrast to the Australia Day celebrations held by the European population on the same day. The Day of Mourning protests were organised by the Australian Aborigines League (AAL), based in Victoria and led by William Cooper, and the Aborigines Progressive Association (APA), based in New South Wales and led by Jack Patten. The question is why would the indigenous people put up such a fight for this day, and for what reasons? The answer is simply that they felt their land and their culture had been wrongly taken from them, taking something that isn't yours by force constitutes as invasion in a modern day English dictionary. A piece of evidence from the official Day of Mourning poster states ''on the 26th day of January, 1938, this being the 150th anniversary of the white man's seizure of our country''[1]. This statement supports a strong...