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    Australian University Accused of 'Rewriting History' Over British Invasion Language

    An Australian university has been accused of rewriting history after it encouraged students to use the terms "invaded" and "occupied" for the arrival of British settlers.

    The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Indigenous Terminology guide, which states that Australia was "invaded, occupied and colonised", has drawn an angry reaction in some quarters.

    Referring to Captain James Cook's arrival in Botany Bay in 1770, a headline in the conservative Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney said: "UNSW rewrites the history books to state Cook 'invaded' Australia".

    Alan Jones, a Conservative radio host, said: "Don't try and restrict the thinking of university students by some so-called diversity toolkit on Indigenous terminology rubbish which dictates game, set and match that Cook's arrival in New South Wales must be referred to as an invasion.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...-over-british/

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