St Kilda’s Captain Cook statue doused in red paint in Australia Day protest

26/01/2022 1:28:00 AM

The statue near St Kilda beach was defaced and papered with flyers calling for the abolition of Australia Day celebrations.

A Melbourne monument depicting Captain James Cook was doused in red paint overnight as part of an Australia Day protest | MartaPascual3

The statue near St Kilda beach was defaced and papered with flyers calling for the abolition of Australia Day celebrations.

AdvertisementLocals take photographs of the vandalised monument in St Kilda.Port Phillip detectives are investigating the incident and have urged anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the police.on the eve of Australia Day in 2018, scribbling the words “no pride” beneath Captain Cook’s feet along with the Aboriginal flag.

covered with graffiti in 2020Statues of have become a focal point of racial tension in recent years.Protesters throwing the statue of slave trader Edward Colston into Bristol harbour.That same year, British protesters toppled a statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston from its plinth and pushed it into the docks at Bristol.

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MartaPascual3 I kind of like it red. There should be more statue painting. MartaPascual3 Australia can thank Cook 🇦🇺 MartaPascual3 It's Capt Cooks day , royal commander of King George 3 to relief the congested British prisons. Let this special British Capt Cook day remind us and the people in the seat of Cook to cook the member of Cook before he cooks more books after election day.

MartaPascual3 Excellent choice. MartaPascual3 That doesn't solve anything. It just creates more angst and hinders the process of moving forward. MartaPascual3 Cook did not settle Australia He was already dead after being killed in Hawaii. MartaPascual3 How clever 😉

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Several Sydney council areas cancel 2022 Australia Day events | 7NEWSSeveral Australia Day celebrations across Sydney have been shelved for a second year running, while others will go ahead, scaled-back and COVID-safe. Councils say that keeping residents protected is paramount, but critics insist that this isn't helping. so those critics have any monetary incentive for the celebrations to go ahead? after all as shown by our domicron there are people out there thinking money is more important than human lives 🤔 Absolute joke!!! 💀💀💀💀 No one can afford to buy lamb chops very expensive. What happened Australia 🇦🇺

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to save articles for later.to save articles for later..Although one truth is certain on this day: whatever we may be doing, we’ll be doing it on someone’s Country.

Normal text size Very large text size Advertisement A Melbourne monument depicting Captain James Cook was doused in red paint overnight as part of an Australia Day protest. The statue, located near St Kilda beach, was defaced and its base was papered with flyers proposing the abolition of Australia Day celebrations. “I’ll tell you what, any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum,” Bob Hawke famously declared over a few beers following Australia’s 1983 America’s Cup victory. The vandalism attracted a small group of curious locals to Catani Gardens on Wednesday morning. Locals take photographs of the vandalised monument in St Kilda. Bob Hawke famously celebrating the America's Cup win in 1983. Credit: Scott McNaughton Port Phillip detectives are investigating the incident and have urged anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the police. My name is Dakota, and I live in Meanjin, on Jagera & Turrbal Country.

It is not the first time the statue has been defaced. At its best, the schedule delivers an important structure of planned days off for workers to rest and unwind with loved ones, before returning to work in a more productive frame of mind. Vandals poured pink paint over the monument on the eve of Australia Day in 2018, scribbling the words “no pride” beneath Captain Cook’s feet along with the Aboriginal flag. A similar memorial at Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North was also reportedly defaced, but a caller to radio station 3AW said he cleaned the “thick red paint” off early Wednesday morning. This year’s occasion of Australia Day falling on a Wednesday is the perfect example of poor design. That statue was covered with graffiti in 2020 . The words “destroy white supremacy” and “remove this” were scrawled on the monument’s stone and bitumen in front of it. Credit: iStock Of course, there is the separate and significant moral debate surrounding choosing to celebrate our national day on a day of deep trauma and sadness for our First Nations people.au is campaigning to change the date of Australia Day, so we can celebrate the best country in the world, without leaving anyone behind.

The discovery came on the same day a statue of Captain Cook in Sydney was defaced, and a day after busts of former prime ministers Tony Abbott and John Howard were vandalised in Ballarat. Statues of have become a focal point of racial tension in recent years. Advertisement On occasions – such as this year – when January 26 falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, the whole economy suffers. Protesters across the US tore down and vandalised statues and memorials of Confederate soldiers and generals following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020. Advertisement Protesters throwing the statue of slave trader Edward Colston into Bristol harbour. Businesses are also likely to see a higher than usual level of “presenteeism” – where workers are technically on deck, but checked out mentally. Credit: AP That same year, British protesters toppled a statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston from its plinth and pushed it into the docks at Bristol. The village was named after Thomas Coutts, who arrived at Kangaroo Creek in 1840 and established a cattle station.

In Victoria, a Gippsland council voted against removing two monuments honouring Scottish explorer and pastoralist Angus McMillan, who was linked to the massacre of Indigenous people in the area. Credit: Tamara Voninski All of this harms national productivity. The motion, put forward by councillor Carolyn Crossley, was responding to demands around the world for the removal of monuments to oppressors as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. The proposal to remove the monument was backed by Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation chair Troy McDonald, who said the cairn dedicated to McMillan represented the celebration of a man arriving on Aboriginal land and committing genocide. Not only would this restore national output, it would result in better rested employees able to take a guilt-free long weekend. Anyone who witnessed or has information about the St Kilda incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online . The Morning Edition newsletter is our guide to the day’s most important and interesting stories, analysis and insights. “If you looked at it purely economically, it would be simplest and less disruptive to celebrate Australia Day on a set Monday (eg. I came to know the stories by listening deeply because they were spoken only softly, as if they were secrets.

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