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Sorry Day 2021

Brief summary of the talk from Sorry Day 2021 Why is it Sorry Day What if I were to tell you, you will never see your children again--- They have all been taken away to assimilate them in to a different culture. A parent should be able to kiss their child good night and see them advance in life. Imagine if you were not allowed to enjoy the same rights as other Australian citizens. You were not allowed to [...]

Sorry Day 20212021-06-07T09:34:41+10:00

Sorry Day Event 2021

Let’s come together for a day of healing and reconciliation to honour the Stolen Generation The Native Hibiscus was adopted because it is found widely across Australia and it is a survivor. Its colour denotes compassion and spiritual healing. Location: Mona Vale Memorial Hall 1 Park Street Mona Vale. Time: 30th May 2021 3.00pm-5.30pm The afternoon will include Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremonies, dance performances by the Biala girls and weaving workshop, display of Aboriginal artifacts, [...]

Sorry Day Event 20212021-04-27T09:55:14+10:00

Aboriginal women have fought against gendered violence perpetrated by white men since day one

“In the past week, three Aboriginal people have died in police custody. How many of you know that it’s thirty years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and in that time, there have been over 455 deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.” Sue-Anne Hunter shares her powerful speech, spoken from her ancestral lands at the March For Justice in Narrm, on Monday 15 March 2021. Aboriginal women have been resisting white male violence since 26th [...]

Aboriginal women have fought against gendered violence perpetrated by white men since day one2021-04-27T09:42:51+10:00

INCREDIBLE MOMENT

Germany to Apologies for William Cooper snub 'The fact that Cooper and the Australian Aborigines' League stood up for Jews when they themselves were not even recognised as citizens in their own land is truly remarkable'. William Cooper’s grandson Uncle Boydie (left) delivering a copy of his grandfather’s protest letter following Kristallnacht to Dr. Felix Klein of the German government in 2017. THE German government will issue a historic apology on Sunday, 82 years since the day that Yorta Yorta [...]

INCREDIBLE MOMENT2021-04-27T09:46:07+10:00

Here’s a date that Governor Phillip and Bennelong might call Australia Day

At the centenary conference of the National Party at Inverell last year, a motion was put calling  for the retention of Australia Day on January 26. It was carried. I had worked for two decades, on an off, for moderate and conservative Liberals, for one Nationals minister and the leader of the LNP in Queensland. And I was aghast. […]

Here’s a date that Governor Phillip and Bennelong might call Australia Day2020-05-13T19:05:01+10:00

Recollections Of Brewarrina Aboriginal ‘Mission’ In 1954

RECOLLECTIONS OF BREWARRINA ABORIGINAL ‘MISSION’ IN 1954 Dr Ruth A. Fink Latukefu Acknowledgments I want to pay my respects to the memory of everyone I knew at the Mission in 1954, many of whom have since passed away. Also to acknowledge the original owners of country in Brewarrina as well as all those families who were later sent there, often against their wishes. […]

Recollections Of Brewarrina Aboriginal ‘Mission’ In 19542020-05-11T12:35:07+10:00

Kevin Cook 1939-2015

Kevin “Cookie” Cook, a Wandandian and Yuin man, was born in Wollongong in September, 1939. After work in the steel mills, he headed to Sydney to work on the new high-rise city buildings. Cookie became a dogman, the dangerous job riding the loads up the towers. This was a dramatic time in the industry: the Builders Labourers’ Federation had shifted to leadership by workers from the job sites, making uncompromising demands for safety and developing [...]

Kevin Cook 1939-20152020-05-11T12:32:07+10:00
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