From the arrival of the First Fleet to the trauma of the Stolen Generations, the fight for land rights and the Uluru Statement from the Heart, the story of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia has often been one of marginalisation and struggle.
Australia as we know it was born on a New Year's Day. Our history is so much more than the foundation of Sydney.
In 1770 Captain Cook's ship ran aground on a reef off the Australian coast, potentially ending his mission and possibly his life and the lives of his crew. On these moments history turns, writes Stan Grant.