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National Sorry Day

May 26

National Sorry Day 1

National Sorry Day is a significant day for all Australians, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities across the nation.

National Sorry Day marks the anniversary of the tabling in Federal Parliament of the Bringing Them Home Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, on 26 May 1997.

On National Sorry Day we recognize the grief, suffering, and loss suffered by ‘The Stolen Generations. We must never forget the historic injustices and struggles experienced by First Australians.

National Sorry Day 2The five-petal Native Cotton, Desert Rose, or Native Hibiscus as we know it, was chosen to symbolize the scattering of the stolen generations and their resilience to the eugenic policies of Australia. This flower was adopted because it is found widely across Australia and it is a survivor. Its purple colour denotes compassion and spiritual healing.

Add purple on the day in recognition of National Sorry Day.



May 26
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