Local Councils commemorate National Sorry Day

Whittlesea Sorry Space ceremony 2016
May 15, 2017

National Sorry Day is a nation-wide observance held on May 26 each year.  This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the tabling of the Bringing Them Home Report.  Events will be held around Victoria to commemorate Sorry Day, and many Victorian local councils will be holding or supporting events, including Shepparton, Bendigo, Maroondah, Geelong, Knox, Banyule, Port Phillip, Whittlesea and Melbourne.

Visit Reconciliation Victoria’s Sorry Day and NRW Online Calendar to find an event near you.

If your council is holding an event we invite you to enter the details on our event calendar here

For further information about Sorry Day commemorations in Victoria visit Link Up Victoria


Stolen Generations Marker Project in Fitzroy.

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

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.

The project is seeking contributions – small, medium and large – from all sectors of the community, with the aim of raising $50,000 towards the project.

Find out how to support the project by making a donation


Bringing Them Home Report Anniversary

#BTH20 is about marking the 20th anniversary of the tabling of the Bringing Them Home report. The report was the result of a national inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission that heard from approximately 1000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and extensively documented the experiences of Stolen Generations members.

20 years on, #BTH20 is about sharing the stories of Stolen Generations members, and this part of Australia’s history. #BTH20 is about acknowledging the past, looking to the future and sharing culture, spirit and pride with all Australians.

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Photo: Sorry Day ceremony at Whittlesea Sorry Space 2016

Last Updated: June 21, 2017 at 4:31 pm