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2022 Sorry Day Commemoration

Join us this Sorry Day as we pause to remember and acknowledge the Stolen Generations and the impacts of those policies that caused such pain and suffering to individuals, families, and communities over so many generations.

Thursday 26th of May, 2022,
Monash Park, cnr Welsford St and Fryers St, Shepparton, Yorta Yorta Country
Dierdre Robertson and Bobby Nicholls at

On the 26th of May 1997 the landmark Bringing Them Home Report was tabled in Federal Parliament. Bringing Them Home is the final report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Children from Their Families and was conducted by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (now called the Human Rights Commission) between 1995 and 1997.

The Report acknowledged that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
had been forcibly separated from their families and communities since the
early days of European occupation in Australia. These children are now known as the 'Stolen Generations'.

The Report also recommended that a national 'Sorry Day' be held each year to commemorate the history of forcible removals and the ongoing effects of these removals on individuals, families and communities.

On 26 May 1998, the first National Sorry Day was held to commemorate the anniversary of the Report and to remember the grief, suffering and injustice experienced by the Stolen Generations.

To help with event planning we ask that you register your attendance. Let’s look after each other: If you are feeling unwell, please stay home
and watch the livestream. Please remember to social distance and use hand sanitiser.

This event will be livestreamed on the Shepparton Region Reconciliation Facebook Group.

Supported by
Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group,
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Co-oporation,
Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-oporative,
and Greater Shepparton City Council.

Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters which now comprise, what is known as Greater Shepparton and pay respect to all eight clans of the Yorta Yorta Nation; Bangerang, Kaieltheban, Kwat Kwat, Moria, Ngurai-illiam-wurrung, Ulupna, Wollithiga, Yalaba Yalaba.


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