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John Harding on Sorry Day

Respected Indigenous playwright, poet and bureaucrat, John Harding, will be giving a talk at the NGV on Sorry Day to discuss sorry business, and how all Australians can move forward in reconciliation. Here, John explains what Sorry Day is.


On 26 May every year, ceremonies, marches, speeches and presentations are
held around the country to commemorate Sorry Day, the day on which
Australians express regret for the horrible mistreatment of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people, and in particular the forced removal of
Aboriginal/TSI children from their families. This day gives people the
chance to come together and share steps towards healing for the Stolen
Generation, their families and communities.

On Sorry Day, I will talk about what ‘stolen children’ means, some examples of how they were stolen from Melbourne itself, and where we are now in terms of compensating for what happened and what needs to be done in the future.

Floor Talk: Sorry Business

26 May 2013, 3:30pm

Free entry

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square
Indigenous Art, Qantas Airways Indigenous Galleries
Ground Level