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National Sorry Day

Knox City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the City of Knox, the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation.

May 26 is the annual National Sorry Day of commemoration and remembrance of all those Aboriginal people who have been impacted by the government policies of forcible removal that have resulted in the Stolen Generations.

The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 - one year after the tabling of the report Bringing Them Home in May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

Please join us on Sunday 26 May at 10:30am at Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South for the raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flag in recognition of Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June). This event will also include a traditional Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony, guest speakers and a cultural performance, followed by morning tea.

Sorry Day Details

  • Date Sunday 26 May
  • Time 10:30am
  • Address Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South

For more information

Please contact Council's Community Development Officer - Access and Equity, Raini Nailer, on or call 9298 8000.

Smoking ceremony on Sorry Day
Smoking ceremony
Flag raising ceremony on Sorry Day
Flag raising ceremony
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Michael Long quote
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