On February 13, 2008, then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, delivered the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples.
The Apology, as it has come to be known, acknowledged the government’s responsibility for the profound grief, suffering and loss inflicted on our fellow Australians, particularly those generations of children who were forcibly removed from their families and communities and placed into institutional care or with non-Indigenous foster families.
Now, National Apology Day, held on February 13 every year, marks the anniversary of this defining moment for our country.
Here at BRHS, National Apology Day is also an important opportunity to redouble our commitment to improving our relationship with the Gunaikurnai community.
This Saturday, February 13, is National Apology Day.
We encourage all East Gippslanders to take this opportunity to learn more about the original owners of the land on which we live and work, and the tragedies the stolen generations have endured.