January 26 is the Australia Day public holiday, which falls on a Friday this year. It’s a controversial date in Australia’s history – one that marks the beginning of colonisation – and in recently there have been calls to change the date, with many now referring to the public holiday as Invasion Day or Survival Day. At Time Out, we’ve listed the best public Invasion Day, Survival Day and Australia Day events in Melbourne.
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