Invasion Day march, Change the Date rally set for Oz Day on the Coast

January 24, 2024 9:39 am in by

Photo: Last year’s Invasion Day march in Devonport

Hundreds of people from across the North-West Coast are expected to participate in an Invasion Day Change the Date march and rally in Devonport on Friday.

The event is only one of two such event in Tasmania on Australia Day, with a similar event to be held in Hobart.

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The Devonport march will leave the Aboriginal Health Centre in Best Street at 11.30 am and head East down Best Street to Market Square for the rally.

The rally will include a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony and a diverse range of speakers, including Greens MP Vica Bailey, Aboriginal Land Council, manager Rebecca Digby, Wynyard student Dieter Linden, and university lecturer Adel Yousif.

Event co-ordinator Krystelle Jordan says the Devonport march and rally is gaining more attention and getting bigger every year.