National Sorry Day, May 26, commemorates the tabling in Federal Parliament of the 1997 Bringing Them Home Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. The Report revealed the devastating spiritual, emotional and physical effects of the policies which ordained the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families.
Come along to the Scared Garden today 12-2pm and listen to the stories of elders and community members as they share their stories. A light buffet luncheon will be served.
The Library will also be hosting a Sorry Day Pledge Book throughout the week. The Pledge Books present an opportunity for you to confirm and demonstrate your commitment towards reconciliation, by making a pledge of support towards the fulfillment of the 54 Recommendations of the “Bringing Them Home Report”.