Saturday, May 26, 2007

National Sorry Day - Bringing Them Home

A banner drawing attention to "National Sorry Day - Bringing Them Home." A 'National Sorry Day' is held each year on 26 May, "to commemorate the history of forcible removals and its effects."

"Forcible removal" refers to the policy of removing Aboriginal children from their parents and placing them with white families.

The movie "Rabbit-Proof Fence" was based on the true story of such an event.

The above description probably over-simplifies the policy of forced removal, so if you wish to find out more, pay a visit to The National Sorry Day Committee. The website also contains excellent links to other sources.

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