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Re: The FIRST Message for 2002!

From: Bryn Dolan   bdolan@anzacs.org
Date: 1/2/2002
Time: 2:42:00 PM
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Happy New Year! It would seem fair to assume that you are a 'native' of whichever city, state, country, etc. you were born in, unless you do something official to change that status. Nobody seriously attempts to say that John Simpson Kirkpatrick, for example, was Australian just because he lived here for a time before enlisting. He was an Englishman serving in the Australian army, and that hasn't made any difference to how he's perceived. A hero is a hero wherever he or she may be from. I don't live in Australia, but of course that doen't automatically mean I become a native of whatever country I happen to be living in. I was born in Australia, so I'm Australian.


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