Sorry Day gathering

The Hawkesbury Aboriginal community and Hawkesbury City Council invite the community to attend a Sorry Day gathering being held Friday, 25 May 2018 at 11am at Macquarie Park, Windsor.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett will join the gathering.

“The first National Sorry Day was held twenty years ago on May 26, 1998, which was one year after the tabling of a Human Rights Commission report about the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families,” the Mayor said.

“2018 also marks ten years since our nation heard the then Prime Minister apologise on behalf of Australia, to our Aboriginal people for the effect that colonisation and dispossession had on Australia’s First People and all of their generations.

“I hope our community members will join us for this Sorry Day gathering.”

National Sorry Day is also a prelude to National Reconciliation Week - a week where all Australians are called upon to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.

Each year Council joins in National Reconciliation Week, a week which builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and all Australians.

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