There is perhaps no event in the last few decades that better sums up the divide between black and white Australia than the debacle that engulfed the Embassy celebrations.
Why do so few of the media reporters actually ask the Aboriginal demonstrators why they are so angry with being told to change tactics?
The most striking factor of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy protests was the stark difference between reports of the events and the reality, writes Tracker editor Amy McQuire.
Like a giant national inkblot test for the nation, the "meaning" of yesterday's events at the Lobby restaurant in Canberra is really what the observer brings to them.
Crikey media wrap: Australia Day turned ugly in Canberra yesterday after comments by Tony Abbott incited Aboriginal Tent Embassy activists, resulting in a dramatic exit of the leaders executed by the PM's security detail.
The fact we are still calling for sovereignty and self-determination, 40 years on from the first steps of the tent embassy, shows just how central it is to Aboriginal aspirations, writes Amy McQuire, editor of Tracker Magazine.
There is a sense of pride I have never seen before in Canberra, let alone in Indigenous affairs. The mood feels like a celebration, although of course it's no such thing. Wednesday's events are solemn -- they will open old wounds in old people, writes Chris Graham.