National Sorry Address - Federation Square, Melbourne

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National Sorry Address - Federation Square, Melbourne

Postby PiroStitch on Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:51 am

The following photos were captured at Federation Square in Melbourne during the PM's speech this morning.

Broadcast from Fed Square
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Re: National Sorry Address - Federation Square, Melbourne

Postby Oneputt on Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:07 pm

Wayne one thing in particular stood out in those images. There was hardly an aboriginal person to be seen. I am guessing that Melbourne does not have a very large indigenous population?
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Re: National Sorry Address - Federation Square, Melbourne

Postby PiroStitch on Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:28 pm

There were a lot of people there this morning and there were a few aborigines around, but not many. As to the ratio between indigenous and non-indigenous citizens in Melbourne but I'm not sure. AFAIK there aren't that many.
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Re: National Sorry Address - Federation Square, Melbourne

Postby moz on Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:32 am

There's gotta be a few, when I was down with the Tent Embassy we kept running into local locals. Maybe they're unlike the rest of Melbun and aren't that politically active?

On the other hand, the Martin Place (Sydney) TV watching crowd was very white. But if you went up the Redfern it was the other way round...
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Re: National Sorry Address - Federation Square, Melbourne

Postby gstark on Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:06 am

Don't overlook the fact that a large number of them went to Canberra for this event. Perhaps that had an effect upon the numbers remaining in the capital cities?


Getting back on topic, great images, thanx for sharing.
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Re: National Sorry Address - Federation Square, Melbourne

Postby PiroStitch on Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:17 pm

Thanks Moz and Gary.
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