The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

An Olympics Maxicard!

on February 10, 2013

AusOlympicsThis fantastic card arrived the other day from Neil in Australia. I just LOVE this maxicard! The London Olympics was such a great event so to have a card commemorating it is fantastic. Neil tells me January 26th was Australia Day which is when they celebrate the arrival of the first fleet of convicts and soldiers who started a colony at Sydney Cove. However, what I didn’t know is that the aboriginals call it “Invasion Day” to express their loss under white British rule. Very interesting and a poignant reminder of the suffering that colonisation led to all around the world.

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