National Sorry Day 2012

Published on May 28, 2012, By admin

26th May is the Australian Sorry Day to commemorate the dark histories at the treatment of the indigenous Australian citizen.


In 1997, according to the report "Bring them Home: the Stolen Children" published by the Australian human right commission, there were accounts of Australian indigenious children being taken away from their family and forcifully to be adopted by the non-indigenious Australian citizen and community.


The action of the stolen children had caused divided between the indigenous Australian citizen and general Australian population. During the period of the stolen children there had been reported of abused, and these had impacted on the mental effect to the indigenous Australian Citizen.


Finally, in 1998 after the review of the report, the Australian government declared 26th May as National Sorry Day.


National Sorry Day is not a public holiday in Australia or any states, it is merely a day for all Australian citizens to take a reflection, show respect and condolances to the dark histories impacted on indigenous Australian citizen.


This year event for Australia National Sorry day including National Sorry Day Bridge walk held in ACT, a community lunch and memorial in commemoration of the stolen generation.


Information about the Australia National Sorry Day is not required in the Australian citizenship test, but the information is included in the official Australian citizenship test booklet. 



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1) "Australian Citizenship Test - Our Common Bond" - link

2) National Sorry Day official websites