Day 26: The 2000 Sydney Olympics Spoon

Today is Australia Day, a national holiday in Australia that marks the colonization of the continent by British criminals. It is also referred to as “Invasion Day” because there were already indigenous peoples who inhabited the land when the British arrived.

In 2016, National Indigenous Television chose to call it “Survival Day” because this better acknowledges the mixed nature of the day, allowing people to recognize it as the date of invasion, but not allowing that event to frame the entire story of the Aboriginal people.

I’m sure I have a spoon from Australia somewhere, but I’m in a hurry and couldn’t find it, so here’s a spoon from an event that took place in Sydney, Australia: The 2000 Summer Olympics.