In 2020, 3CR marked Invasion Day with special programming and live coverage of the Melbourne rally. Across seven hours, our programming revealed the real history of Australia, covered local and interstate events and rallies, demanded justice and celebrated the survival and culture of Aboriginal people.
Listen back to some of the audio broadcast on 3CR on Sunday 26 January from 9am - 4pm.
Robbie (Fire First & Blak 'n Deadly) discussed the history of January 26, a day that marks the anniversary of the invasion of this continent, the start of a genocide that Aboriginal people continue to face, and the Aboriginal resistance that continues today. Listen here.
5.30 - 6.30am at the site of Camp Sovereignty, Kings Domain resting place. Listen here.
We crossed to the Melbourne rally on the steps of Victorian Parliament to bring you powerful speeches from the rally.
Invasion Day speeches Part 1: Steps of Victorian parliament at the start of the rally.
Invasion Day speeches Part 2: Corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets at the end of the rally. Listen here.
Throughout the day Gavin Moore (Billabong Beats) brought us blak and deadly news, views and music from from activists around the country.
Geoffrey Maher speaking about the Death In Custody of Jessie Edwards, the Uluru Statement and the Treaty process. Listen here.
Shaurntae Lyons, Ms Nelson Walker's cousin speaking about Veronica Walker, who died in custody at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre on January 2. Listen here.
D.T. Zellanach reports from the Djab Wurrung Embassy near Ararat where Djab Wurrung and supporters are protecting sacred culturally significant trees and landscape from destruction by the Vic Roads Western Highway extension. Listen here.