The Apology: 15 years

Last week we mentioned that local Bidjigal elder Aunty Barbara Simms Keeley was attending the morning tea to reflect on 15 years since The Apology to The Stolen Generations.

Some of you may have recognised Aunty Barb’s image on many TV news channels on Monday evening as she stood with her sister Aunty Margie with former PM the Hon Kevin Rudd.

Aunty Barb reported that it was a very moving and well planned event with Linda Burney as one of the guest speakers. She had a chance to catch up with many other survivors of The Stolen Generations.

Both Kevin Rudd and Michael Daley (member for Maroubra) instantly recognised her. She also wanted to note the remembrance of those who were absent as they have passed on since 2008.

 If you would like to listen to Kevin Rudd’s speech from last week it is available via this link