Honouring the Stolen Generations: 10th Anniversary of the National Apology

Tuesday, 13 February marks the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations. The Apology was delivered by former-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008.  

To read the transcript of the National Apology to Australia’s First Peoples, click here. To read more about the history of the Stolen Generations, read our post here.  Click here for the 10 things you should know about the National Apology.

Relationships Australia South Australia will be involved in two community events to commemorate this significant day.

Walk of Awareness: Port Adelaide, 11:45 am

The community will gather on the northern side of Birkenhead bridge, the walk will continue to the southern side to Hart’s Mill where a Kaurna Welcome to Country, storytelling, music and a community BBQ will take place. All are welcome at this special community gathering.

 Honouring the Stolen Generations – Learn, Share, Respect, Heal. Our Healing Journey Continues: Veale Gardens, South Terrace, south of the Conservatory from 10 am – 2 pm

Starting with a peaceful walk from Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) at 9.30 am (gathering from 8.30 am) to Veale Gardens.

At Veale Gardens, a community healing event for survivors of the Stolen Generations, their families and supporters will be held.

This will be a day of recognition, healing and pampering for members of the Stolen Generations, their families and communities with traditional ceremony, music, art, and storytelling and a community BBQ.

This event is run by a coalition of community organisations led by Uniting Communities. For enquiries, please contact them on 8202 5610.

All members of the public are welcome to attend. Please note that this event will be cancelled if temperatures reach above 36 degrees.

Click here download and print the event flyer.

Our Support Services

If you, or someone you know, might benefit from one of our related services please contact us via the links below.

Find & Connect Support Services: Find & Connect Support Services is designed to help Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants by providing counselling, help with records and family searches and support for family reunions for those who grew up in out-of-home care.

Post Care Support Services: A support service providing information, advocacy and referral for adults who were in State or out-of-home care as children.

Royal Commission Support Services: Providing assistance and support for people who are engaging with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.