WSLHD is hosting a National Sorry Day commemoration on Friday, 26 May, marking the day’s 20th anniversary.
Sorry Day remembers the Stolen Generation, where historical Government policy separated at least 100,000 Aboriginal children from their families. This was an official policy in Australia until 1969.
On 26 May 1997, the Bringing Them Home Report was tabled in the Federal Government Parliament. One of the recommendations of the report was that a National Sorry Day be declared.
WSLHD invites all Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander staff to attend and share our commitment in moving forward together.
Date: Friday, 26 May
Time: 9.45am – 12pm
Venue: Level 3, Old Seminar Room, Western Sydney University School, Blacktown Hospital
Light refreshments available
RSVP essential: Contact Eileen Louise on 9881 1670 by 12 May
The native hibiscus is the official symbol for Sorry Day. The flower is found widely across Australia and it is a survivor. Its colour denotes compassion and spiritual healing.