Tony Abbott has come out defending 26 January 1788 in two separate speeches. First he claimed Australia was “unsettled” before the British arrived. Next he described the arrival of the First Fleet as our “defining moment”. Was it really the moment that most defines us? What other candidates are there? This article explores Abbott’s comments, the ideology behind them and suggests 1973 what might the year that really defined modern Australia.

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