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Apology to the Stolen Generation by the Kempsey Shire Council

Category: Event
Date: 22 June 1999
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
Location:Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Subject Matter:Reconciliation
URL: http://www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/pdfs/APOLOGY%206%2099.pdf
Summary Information:
The Kemspey Shire Council issued an Apology to the Stolen Generation on 22 June 1999. The Apology expresses regret at the findings of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families. The people of the Kempsey Shire acknowledge the ill conceived and inappropropriate nature of past government policy and apologise for the pain and suffering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as a result. They also acknowledge the importance of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community to the future of the social and cultural well-being of Kempsey.

Related Entries

Organisation
  • Kempsey Shire Council - Signatory
  • Event
  • Bringing Them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families (1997)
  • Statement of Commitment by Kempsey Shire Council
  • People
  • Kempsey Indigenous Community

  • References

    Resource
    Kempsey Shire Council (1999) Apology to the Stolen Generation

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    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)

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