Why ‘colonial’?

The use of ‘colonial’ to describe modern Australia has been questioned. Fair question, too.

I thought long and hard about how to describe post-colonial Australia, which I saw as complicated by the fact that we have many cultures.

Then I realized that, although, we are diverse, there is only one system we have to abide. So, I took a deep breath, and settled on ‘colony’ to describe what we have here. And while most other cultures assimilate in time, the Indigenous people do not always, for all the reasons, and more, that I talk about in the videos.



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