Australia Day: Lidia Thorpe recounts what January 26th means for her family – 25th January 2018

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For Lidia Thorpe, like many Aboriginal people, January 26 represents a day of invasion and mourning. One that she, her family and the community has been protesting for many years.

Lidia is a Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman, from Wurundjeri Country in Melbourne’s north. She is the State MP for Northcote in Victoria, and last year she became the first Aboriginal woman elected to the Victorian Parliament.

A story you must hear before January 26

Strong, resilient, determined… Lidia Thorpe's story is a must-watch before January 26 #changethedate

Posted by The Australian Greens on Wednesday, January 24, 2018