girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones

Historic Day

When you aren't proud of your past, at least you can be proud of your present and where it is aimed at taking you in your future.

Today I am proud to be Australian. It's been a while.

THE Federal Parliament has opened with ceremonial welcoming from Aborigines for the first time in its 107-year history.

"With this welcome comes a great symbolism: the hope of a united nation, through reconciliation," Ngannawal elder Matilda House told the assembled MPs and Senators.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was handed a message stick which told "the story of our coming together".

The ceremony combined ancient Aboriginal dances, music, song with more modern dance and performance.,23599,23200173-421,00.html
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