Apology 2016 

The anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations was on February 13 and we celebrated the strength and courage of our Stolen Generations heroes.

The Apology anniversary theme for 2016 was Heal our Past, Build our Future, Celebrating our Heroes. It highlighted the importance of recognising and sharing the experiences of our Stolen Generations members and those in our communities who make a difference. Our Stolen Generations heroes and their experiences are unique to each region around Australia.

Local events and activities that celebrate our Stolen Generations heroes took place across Australia in schools, organisations and communities. Check out this collection of flyers to see how your community celebrated.

Feature events:

List of organisations holding Apology anniversary events around the country

Organisation Location
Relationships Australia Canberra & Region Deakin
YWCA Canberra Canberra
Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service Glenroy
Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre Taree
Bourke Aboriginal Health Service Bourke
Byron Bay High School Byron Bay
Mount Druitt & District Reconciliation Group Mt Druitt
Cessnock Chaplaincy Cessnock
Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation Dareton
Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre East Nowra
Deniliquin Local Aboriginal Land Council Deniliquin
Gan’na Aboriginal Corporation Lismore
Georges River College Peakhurst Campus Peakhurst
Great Lakes Community Resources Tuncurry
Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service Griffith
Gurehlgam Corporation (Clarence Valley Aboriginal Healing Centre) Grafton
Illawarra Koori Men’s Support Group Albion Park Rail
Illawarra Women’s Health Centre Warilla
Link-UP (NSW) Ropes Crossing
Liverpool Girls High School Liverpool
McCallums Hill Public School Roselands
Murray High School Lavington
Nimbin Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre Nimbin
Relationships Australia Canberra & Region Wagga Wagga
South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corp & Waminda South Coast Women’s Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corp Nowra


St Joseph’s Regional College Port Macquarie
Toormina High School Toormina
Wagga Wagga City Council Wagga Wagga
Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Lands Council Muswellbrook
Warilla High School Barrick Heights
Willmot Public School Willmot
Wollondilly Shire Council Picton
Yula-Punaal Education & Healing Centre Mandalong
Youth Off the Streets Mascot
Katherine Region Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation Katherine
NT Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation Casuarina
Beenleigh Housing and Development Beenleigh
Carinity Education Southside Sunnybank
Mackay Northern Beaches State High School Rural View
Mountain Creek State High School Mountain Creek
Murri Ministry Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Brisbane
Northern Peninsula Area Family & Community Services Bamaga
Pimlico State High School Pimlico
SevGen Indigenous Corporation Nambour
Somerset Hills P&C Association Stafford Heights
St Mary’s Catholic College Woree
The Sanctuary of Embracing Difference Mansfield
Thuringowa State High School Condon
Townsville Aboriginal & Islander Health Service Garbutt
Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Ceduna
Ninkowar Murray Bridge
Connecting Home (Auspicing for Circle of Hope Inc – Adelaide)
Gateway Health Wangaratta
Gateway Health Wodonga
Lockington Consolidated School Lockington
Maya Living Free Healing Association Echuca
NE Tracks Local Learning and Employment Network Benalla
Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative Mooroopna
Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group Shepparton
The Smith Family Morwell
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Preston
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Preston
Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association Hastings
Yingadi Aboriginal Corporation Heathcote
Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation Bentley
Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation Broome
Ngalla Maya: Aboriginal Employment Access Belmont
WACOSS (Reconciliation WA) West Perth
Yongerup Aboriginal Corporation Albany