January 26 1938 was the 150th anniversary of the landing of the first fleet in Australia. For some, it was a day to celebrate, for others a day to mourn. The Day of Mourning, held at the Cyprus Hellene Club in Australian Hall, was the first occasion in Australia's history that Aboriginal people from around Australia joined together to campaign for equality and citizenship rights. The protestors sought full inclusion of Aboriginal people within the Australian nation.
The Cyprus Hellene Club-Australian Hall was added to the National Heritage List on 20 May 2008.
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