Where ever you are in Australia tonight, there’s almost certainly going to be a fireworks display to ‘celebrate Australia Day’. Because of course, there’s no better way to mark the wholesale dispossession and slaughter of hundreds of nations of innocent people than by ending the day blowing some sh*t up.
If you’re at the bigger events, they always simulcast the fireworks displays with music, via a local radio station.
So New Matilda, has developed our very own special musical tribute/simulcast to acknowledge the ‘other’ Australia Day… name Survival/Invasion Day.
The songs are in no particular order… but you’ll definitely want to play all the way to the end – the last one should be THE anthem of January 26.
And a shout out to NM readers – we got a lot of suggestions for these. Where a song wasn’t already on the list, we’ve sent a special thanks to the brainchild.
Enjoy… and Happy Survival Day!
No More Whispering – Glenn Skuthorpe
Thanks to reader Danielle Annesley.
Thou Shalt Not Steal – Kev Carmody
Are We There Yet – The Last Kinection
Thanks to NM reader Dom Oakes.
Blackfellas – Local Knowledge
Invasion Day – Little G
Thanks to NM reader Liz Humphrys.
We Have Survived – No Fixed Address
Thanks to NM reader Sandra Kelly.
Bad Apples – Briggs
Here’s Where I Stand – Casey Donovan (Australian Idol)
Original Aboriginal – Roger Knox
Ngarannga – Casey Donovan
Dirtsong – Black Arm Band
Thanks to reader Claire Melanie.
Lonesome But Free – Troy Cassar-Daley & Busby Marou
Thanks to NM reader Sylvia Posadas.
77% – The Herd
Thanks to reader Paul Roberts.
Took The Children Away – Archie Roach
River of Tears – Kev Carmody (performed by The Drones)
F**K Captain Cook – Pataphysics
Thanks to NM reader Ben Debney.
Brown Skin Bay – The late Great Mr Randall
Land Rights – Xavier Rudd
Gathu Mawula Revisited – Gurrumul & Blue King Brown
From Little Things Big Tings Grow – Paul Kelly (co-written by Kev Carmody)
Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
My Island Home – Christine Anu
Black Boy – Coloured Stone
Treaty – Yothu Yindi
Anthem – The Tiddas
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