Tuesday 26th May 2021 was the 24th Anniversary of the tabling of the Bringing Them Home Report in the Commonwealth Parliament. This landmark Report by the Australian Human Rights Commission was the culmination of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. You can read the 2021 Sorry Day Media Statement here – https://bringingthemhomewa.com/2021/05/26/sorry-day-2021/
Because of Covid uncertainties, Bringing Them Home WA (BTH) and the WA Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation (WASGAC) held a small reflective gathering at the Sorry Pole in Moort-Ak Waadiny – Wellington Square. There would normally be a jointly hosted major commemorative event, but due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, particularly for the schoolchildren who normally attend our event, we again developed an online “event” in partnership with Curtin University. This “online event”, which features interviews with Stolen Generations Survivors and related documentaries from Curtin’s Noongar Dandjoo television program can be found on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV40cyyhXCOTh0u3hJJGwEw
Here are some photos from our quiet morning gathering at Moort-Ak Waadiny on Sorry Day 2021.