Local Councils commemorate National Apology 10th anniversary

February 12, 2018

Tuesday 13th February marks the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation – a powerful and important moment in our nation’s history that must never be forgotten.

A number of Victorian local Councils are hosting events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the historic Apology.

The City of Darebin, in partnership with Link-Up Victoria and Connecting Home have organised a morning tea on Tuesday February 13 to commemorate the occasion.  Read more

The Greater Shepparton, Whittlesea, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Councils are some of the 90 organisations around Australia holding events on the day.  See more details on the Reconciliation Victoria website

Stolen Generations Marker Project in Fitzroy.

The City of Yarra is collaborating with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop a Stolen Generations Marker and garden that will honour their stories.

This permanent outdoor artwork will be located in Fitzroy and their hope is that it will become a place for quiet reflection and collective healing.

Fitzroy is a gathering place where Aboriginal people who had been taken away came to find and reconnect with family.

Yarra Council has been running a fundraising campaign seeking support from all sectors of the community, with the aim of raising $50,000 towards the project.  Read more

Darebin’s Empty Coolamon, commemorating the Stolen Generation

 

 



Last Updated: February 21, 2018 at 12:29 pm