It's an interesting question - what does Australia Day mean to you?
There will be those who say January 26 marks the day Europeans officially landed and began colonising Australia - then New Holland.
Hence Australia Day!
For others it is Invasion Day.
The day the Indigenous inhabitants were faced with newcomers moving in on the land they had occupied to thousands of years.
Things quickly changed as the "white man took control".
And certainly some of those changes have not been for the best. And yes there has been mistakes and wrongdoings - on both sides.
But aren't we all Australians?
As we've seen in the recent bushfire emergency - things like fires, floods and earthquakes don't discriminate between black or white, red or yellow.
Mind you there is a debate needed over the merits and use of Aboriginal cultural burns.
We've experienced and witnessed a cultural burn in action and believe this sort of practice could be more widely used.
It's 2020 - it's time we all came together for the betterment of this, our country.
For some, Australia Day is just another day in as long list of public holidays.
A chance to get together with family and friends, enjoy a barbie or a few coldies - head to or watch the cricket, the tennis.
Yes, quite often, some take it too far and that is unnecessary.
But it is a chance for all of us, black, white, red or yellow to come together.
To celebrate everything that is great about this wonderful country we all call home.
Let's embrace the many different cultures that now make up Australia. Let's find out what makes each different culture tick.
For many Indigenous Australians, Australia Day is a contentious day and that is fully understandable.
But as Shoalhaven's own Gerry Moore, who was awarded the OAM in this year's honours said, he "thinks one day we'll get to a point where we'll get a day that we can all celebrate together."
"Right now it's working towards that goal of getting everyone to march in the same direction."
Great advice from a great man who has already made huge steps as he puts it "creating good relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the community that I live."