The furore over the tearing down of Confederate monuments in the United States has triggered a debate about whether something similar should happen in Australia.

Many towns are named after colonialists who ordered the killing of Aborigines in the early days of settlement.

But just the suggestion of correcting the record on memorial plaques and monuments has proved controversial.

Al Jazeera's Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Sydney.

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