What is National Apology Day?

Holmesglen Rec Team
Holmesglen Rec Team • 4 February 2021

What is National Apology Day?

 

Not to be confused with National Sorry Day (which is recognised on May 26), National Apology Day is acknowledged on 13 February each year and remembers the apology delivered by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, to our Indigenous Australians. It acknowledges the "inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss" of those who were forcibly removed from their families and communities by the Australian government. 

 

You can view this speech below and read the official transcript here - a significant step forward in our nation's healing. 

 

Source: https://humanrights.gov.au/about/get-involved/events/anniversary-nation…