National Sorry Day on the 26th May, is a day of commemoration and remembrance for the Stolen Generations – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children forcibly removed from their families, communities and cultures between the 1800s and the 1970s.

The first Sorry Day was held in Sydney on 26 May 1998, and has been commemorated nationally on 26 May each year since, with thousands of Australians from all walks of life participating in memorial services, commemorative meetings, survival celebrations and community gatherings, in honour of the Stolen Generations.

National Sorry Day was born out of a key recommendation made by the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families in the Bringing Them Home Report that was tabled in Federal Parliament on 26 May 1997.

Explore our National Sorry Day Education Feature with background, suggested activities, teaching resources, testimonials and live streaming events for NSD 2020.

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