Australian history

I find it really perplexing that Australians find it so difficult to be honest and factual about the circumstances in which Europeans first came to the land that became known as ‘Australia.’ The latest results from ABC’s Vote Compass show a slight majority agree with the proposition that “school textbooks should refer to the arrival of European colonists in Australia as an invasion of Aboriginal lands.”

Why is this something that 44% of people disagree with? This was the state of Aboriginal Australia prior to invasion:

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Map of Aboriginal language groups prior to European arrival.

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