Does Everyone know the story behind Australia day? By Jodi Haseler

Does Everyone know the story Behind Australia day?

Does everyone know the story behind Australia day?Remember on the 26th of January you going down to the beach and having a BBQ and having lots of fun. Do you really know the story behind Australia day?” This is a day most Aussies look forward to. It’s a day off work with friends and family.

We are celebrating something tragic that happened on the 26th of January. It a day when the English invaded the aborigines and forced them off their own land, it’s a day when it was the worst day of the aborigine’s life, and it’s a day when we stole their land. If we knew what happened on that exact date I don’t think we would be celebrating it.

These are the dates on how the English invaded Australia.

1770 29 April: Captain James Cook claims possession of the whole east coast of Australia for the British Crown

1788 25 January: Captain Phillip raises the Union Jack at Sydney Cove to start a colony. Aboriginal battle within a few days of arrival of the ships.

29 May: The first conflict between the First Fleet arrivals and Aboriginal people takes place near Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. Two convicts were killed.

December: The first Aboriginal person was captured by Europeans.

Captain Phillip guesses a population of aboriginal people were 1,500 people living in the Sydney Region. The total Aboriginal population is believed to be between 1 750 000 million.

1789 April: A smallpox widespread destroys the Eora Aboriginal people of Port Jackson, Botany Bay and Broken Bay.

On these events I strongly believe that we should change the date of Australia day because I know I don’t want to be celebrating this. It is dreadful to think that people all over Australia are celebrating this tragic event, we have to put a stop to this by changing the date.

What did I do well?What I think I did well was the written text and the persuasive texts. I think I explained my written texts and my persuasive texts well. I took more time doing these two things and concentrated on them more.

What would I do differently if I had the task to do again?What I think I would do differently would be to not let leave it to the last minute. I would of gotten a start on the first weekend and try and finish it, if I didn’t then keep doing it little by little if I didn’t have much homework.

What help did I need?I needed help starting it because I had no clue what to do. It was very hard at the start but it got easier. Once I did the set out it was really easy to know what I needed to do and what I have done already, before that I didn’t really know what to do first and what I did already.

The main thing about the art of persuasion that I have learned from this task is: The main thing about the art of persuasion that I have learned from this task was using persuasive words for example: I strongly believe or it is vital that. That really helped me to try and convince the reader to change their opinion. Also another main thing about the art of persuasion that I have learnt was paragraphing, I wanted each paragraph to tell another opinion why Australia Day should be changed.

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