"We've just been around Redfern gunning down some of the Abos, clearing their nests and throwing them some cartons of VB to booze them up. It's the most authentic thing we could think of for this day," commented Harold Garett as he and a small group took pause to reflect as they watched another cardboard slum go up in flames.
As the rest of the Australia celebrated the Nation's day in a fireworks vigil, Garett and his men were busying keeping up appearances. Appearances he says is dying through the shameful publicity of the safe and washed out version of that landing back in 1788.
Asked why he and his group do what they do Garett replied, "England's invasion of the continent shouldn't go without a re-enactment. In spirit or in play."
Written on Monday, 26 January 2004