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National Reconciliation Week |


The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 - one year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home which was the result of an inquiry into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. One of the recommendations of the report was that a National Sorry Day should be declared. The Day offers the community the opportunity to participate and be involved in activities to acknowledge the impact of the policies of forcible removal on Australia's indigenous populations.

A huge range of community activities took place across Australia. Sorry Books, in which you could record your personal feelings, were presented to representatives of the indigenous communities. Hundreds of thousands of signatures were received. You could also register your apology electronically.

There were also Sorry Books in each state which you could sign and add your own message to indigenous Australians.

Listed below is a range of resources available on the Internet on this and related topics. As well as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations included here, you can also access over 100 Australian indigenous heritage websites .

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