National Sorry Day was commemorated locally with a poignant ceremony at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Artist Badger Bates repaired the vandalised Stolen Generations Memorial in time for the occasion and Shanelle Dugan sweetly singing to the re-carved child completed the powerful imagery of healing.

National Sorry Day is a day to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and nation.

It leads us into National Reconciliation Week from 27 May-3 June, a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in this country.