Liverpool to hold National Sorry Day commemoration

Residents are invited to join Liverpool City Council’s annual ceremony commemorating National Sorry Day.

National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, known as ‘The Stolen Generations.’

The ceremony will be held on Thursday 26 May from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Liverpool Regional Museum, 462 Hume Highway, Corner Congressional Drive, Liverpool.

Developed in partnership with Council’s Aboriginal Consultative Committee, the ceremony will include an Acknowledgement of Country, a welcome from Mayor of Liverpool Ned Mannoun, a flag-raising ceremony and short-film screening, followed by a light morning tea.

Mayor Mannoun said this date carries great significance for First Nations people, particularly members of The Stolen Generations and their descendants, as well as the broader community.

“National Sorry Day recognises the painful damage inflicted on many families and communities and the strength of those survivors past and present.

“Events like this are important to keep the conversations going as the journey towards healing for our nation continues.

“Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and participate in this important day,” Mayor Mannoun said.

This event also marks the start of National Reconciliation Week (NRW) which runs from 27 May to 3 June.