13th February 2008
The federal government will formally apologise to the
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations
of Australia next Wednesday morning.
Join Sydneysiders at 9am in Martin Place
to watch the speech on a giant screen.
Barbara Shaw, Mt Nancy Town Camp, Central Australia
The City of Sydney invites you to join us in witnessing and celebrating the historic moment of the Federal Parliament saying 'sorry' to members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations.
Everyone and anyone is welcome.
The City will provide two opportunities to view the live to air telecast on 13 February at 9am.
Large screen in Martin Place
In conjunction with the NSW State Government
Indoor and outdoor screens at the Redfern Community Centre
29 Hugo Street Redfern
In addition to the 9am screening, Redfern Community Centre will hold a replay of the formal apology from 3pm with our Acknowledgement to Country, speeches by Elders from the local Aboriginal community, members of the Stolen Generations, the Lord Mayor and young people from the local community.
Other activities throughout the day include a community BBQ, children's activities, film screenings and live entertainment.
A community bus to the Redfern event will leave from the following locations:
8am - Juanita Nielson Leisure Centre
cnr of Nicholson & Dowling Streets, Woolloomooloo
8am - Ultimo Community Centre
40 William Henry St, Ultimo
8:15am - Glebe Library
186 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe (rear car park)
For more information please contact David Beaumont
Phone: 9246 7873
AntaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) events
ANTaR believes that an apology should be the beginning of a process of reparation. However the government should do what it promised in opposition: comprehensively respond to the recommendations of the Bringing Them Home report, a number of which deal with compensation.
If you’re travelling to Canberra for this historic occasion you can find further information from the Aboriginal Rights Coalition here
For info on Reconciliation Australia click here
Media link here