9th Anniversary of the National Apology

sorryshnOn 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a formal apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, particularly those whose lives had been blighted by the practice of forced child removal. This defining moment in Australian history was the culmination of years of hard work by Indigenous people and their supporters. Shepparton Reconciliation Group invites you to join in the celebration of the 9th Anniversary of the National Apology on the morning of Monday, 13 February, 2017.

We apologise for the laws and policies of successive Parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians. We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, 13 February 2008

Heal Our Past, Build Our Future, Celebrating Our Heroes You are invited to the Celebration of the 9th Anniversary of the National Apology

  • When:
    Monday, 13 February, 2017, at 7:45 am for an 8:00am commencement – to 8:55am
  • Where:
    Queens Gardens, Welsford St, opposite Eastbank
  • Cost:
    Free – RSVP essential for catering
  • Contact:
    communityadmin@shepparton.vic.gov.au Dierdre 5821 6600 or Bobby 0434 279 653
  • Register: Eventbrite


Read: The Apology Still Resonates, Page 7, Shepparton News, 4 February 2017

The Apology:

Parliamentary Broadcast of the National Apology by the Prime Minister of Australia.



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