Liverpool marks 10 year anniversary of National Apology

9 February 2018

On Tuesday 13 February 2018, Liverpool City Council will be holding a free community event in Macquarie Mall to commemorate the National Apology.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller encouraged residents to come to Macquarie Mall from 11am-1pm to be a part of this significant event.

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the apology given to Aboriginal people by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on 13 February 2008 – a key moment in Australian history,” she said.

“Liverpool is home to around 3000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including the Cabrogal Clan of the Darug Nation, and it is important that we remember all those whose lives were affected by past government policies of forced child removal and assimilation.

“Liverpool City Council adopted the Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-2020, which is a positive step forward in building respect and promoting social inclusion and equality.”

Mayor Waller said Memories in the Mall would feature live performances by Aboriginal artist Walangari Karntawarra and food provided by the Guntawang Aboriginal Resources group.

“Council is committed to sharing the culture of our Aboriginal peoples and recognising their rightful position as custodians of this land,” she said.

KEY POINTS:

WHAT: Memories in the Mall

WHEN: 11am-1pm Tuesday 13 February 2018

WHERE: Moore Street end of Macquarie Mall, Liverpool

COST: Free community event