Saturday, 26 January 2013

Australia Day Nails

Today is Australia Day, the day we celebrate everything that being an Aussie means to us. I like to think of the Indigenous people on Australia Day. On this date in 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip took possession of the colony of New South Wales and raised the British flag for the first time in Sydney Cove.

Our Survival Day

Another Australia Day has arrived
Celebrations across our land
Guess they don't think what we've been through
Our ancestors tried to hold our land
Keep us together to protect our clans
Barbecues burning and sweet tasting wine
The white man's celebrating what belongs to us
But we're here in the background
Being proud of who we are
Our red, black and yellow unites us all
Saying we have survived another century
Of white man's invasion
Poem by Raylene Campion

Here is my Australia Day manicure, combining both the Aboriginal and Australian flag, the green and gold colours which are also known to represent Australia and Opal colours representing the land that we all walk upon together.
Thanx for looking! :)