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Remember the Stolen Generations on Wednesday

By pepper - 24 May 2010 24

Hi Folks,

On Wednesday it is the anniversary of Sorry Day, to remember the systematic removal of Indigenous children from their families and communities throughout much of the 20th Century. May 26 is the yearly commemoration of the Stolen Generations.

To note the advances made while recognising that the journey toward healing is only half-way there, there will be a Bridge Walk over the Commonwealth Bridge at midday. See the details below.

There will also be a memorial service with a candlelight walk to Reconciliation Place, gathering at 5.30 onwards at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, at 15 Blackall Street BARTON ACT 2600 (cnr King’s Avenue), for a 6.00pm start.

All are welcome: this is reconciliation in action. Matilda House will lead the walk.

Also see the National Sorry Day website: www.nsdc.org.au

SORRY DAY COMMONWEALTH BRIDGE WALK

12:00pm May 26

Assemble COMMONWEALTH PARK
Near Captain Cook Fountain

FINISH: Federation Mall Parliament House
Hope to see you there!

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Remember the Stolen Generations on Wednesday
cleo 9:17 pm 24 May 10

Well I am sorry for what was done to them, but I didn’t do it, blame the government, and while where at it what about when German people who lived in Australia were interned in WW1 and German’s lost their jobs in WW2, my great grandfather was a mounted policeman’s who died while chasing bush rangers here in Australia, and the government still interned my grandfather because he was born German who came out to Australia when he was a baby, there are many injustice’s done over the years.

Mr Evil 9:02 pm 24 May 10

Look, Kevin said “Sorry” – can’t you ungrateful bastards just go away????

Build a bridge and get over it.

(Gee, you try and help people, and all you get is grief……..)

vg 8:00 pm 24 May 10

As a society we’re more than happy to drone on about our moral ‘highs’, like Gallipoli and ANZAC (which, incidentally, happened far longer ago than the recent history of the stolen generation), yet distance ourselves like rockets from the stolen generation…..as its not ‘our’ fault.

If that one isn’t our fault then we shouldn’t take the credit as a nation for anything done before we were born, like Gallipoli. You can’t have it both ways

Undoubtedly some were ‘better off’, but that doesn’t justify it for the truckload who weren’t

georgesgenitals 7:27 pm 24 May 10

Isn’t the point of saying sorry, like Ruddy did, to enable us to put the nasties behind us? Perhaps it would be more helpful to have a remembrance type day, or something similar.

Captain RAAF 6:29 pm 24 May 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Look, it’s Private Pussy come to beat those pesky abos round the head with…let me see, yes, true to form he’s forgone citing any evidence and gone straight for the opinionated kill! And he’s bought his sidekick, JessP, who can’t spell ‘RAAF’, ‘hear’ (twice) or use punctuation. This is shaping up to be a quality debate. Surely it’s only a matter of time before somebody rolls out the Windschuttle 2000, the ‘black armband’ defense and something about the Tent Embassy. Your messiah would be proud.

Hmm…I’ve gone through my previous posts Woody, and I can’t see any examples of me personally insulting you? I find it most disappointing and sad that you would stoop to this when you don’t even know me. Is sticking to the subject so difficult? Proof, evidence you cry? Did you bring any?

How about…RABBIT PROOF FENCE!

Touted by the indiginous stolen apologists as the defining portrayal of the nasty white mans abuse and ‘theft’ of that generation….but of course, once the hype died down we soon found out it WAS ALL MADE UP!!!!

btw, 3 cats less in my area since last Thursday. =-)

Deadmandrinking 5:47 pm 24 May 10

chewy14 said :

Deadmandrinking said :

Oh, but it’s not OUR fault you see. 50 years ago was a long time, it’s not like anyone alive now was around then!*

*Old people do not exist, because they are old.

Sweet, I’m under 50 so i get to be guilt free.

At least they’re not closing the bridge, you know how narky Canberra drivers can get.

Exactly! Because we all know that recognizing something about our history that was wrong and expressing remorse on behalf of one’s country is just too much brain-work, just like common courtesy while driving and thinking before voting.

Gee, life can be hard sometimes, just like spelling acronyms. I thought my dog was patriotic because it always sung highly of the Air Force, but now I realize that’s not the acronym at all. I will have to kill that dirty, commie little fleabag!

Jim Jones 5:45 pm 24 May 10

Captain RAAF said :

Remember that the vast majority of the ‘stolen’ were actually better off because of it?

I reckon your children would be much better if they were taken from you.

chewy14 4:12 pm 24 May 10

Deadmandrinking said :

Oh, but it’s not OUR fault you see. 50 years ago was a long time, it’s not like anyone alive now was around then!*

*Old people do not exist, because they are old.

Sweet, I’m under 50 so i get to be guilt free.

At least they’re not closing the bridge, you know how narky Canberra drivers can get.

George 3:49 pm 24 May 10

I am sure thousands will attend but then again most of the black armband mob have probably moved on to another cause.

colourful sydney rac 3:21 pm 24 May 10

@WMC +1

Deadmandrinking 3:20 pm 24 May 10

Oh, but it’s not OUR fault you see. 50 years ago was a long time, it’s not like anyone alive now was around then!*

*Old people do not exist, because they are old.

la mente torbida 3:02 pm 24 May 10

@WMC – I sometimes find your posts infuriate me – sometimes I think you troll for the hell of it – but in this case, I’m with you

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:03 pm 24 May 10

Look, it’s Private Pussy come to beat those pesky abos round the head with…let me see, yes, true to form he’s forgone citing any evidence and gone straight for the opinionated kill! And he’s bought his sidekick, JessP, who can’t spell ‘RAAF’, ‘hear’ (twice) or use punctuation. This is shaping up to be a quality debate. Surely it’s only a matter of time before somebody rolls out the Windschuttle 2000, the ‘black armband’ defense and something about the Tent Embassy. Your messiah would be proud.

JessP 1:23 pm 24 May 10

Captain RAFF – here here!! +1

Captain RAAF 12:28 pm 24 May 10

Remember that the vast majority of the ‘stolen’ were actually better off because of it?

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