Sorry Day

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Today the Commission joins the nation in saying sorry to the Stolen Generations.
Last updated: 26 May 2023
Sorry Day flowers in Fremantle

During the 20th century under the WA Aborigines Act of 1905, large numbers of Aboriginal children were removed from their mothers by the government and put into institutions, missions or foster homes.

Because of this policy, many people lost contact with their heritage, country and identity, and became known as the Stolen Generation.

The grief and trauma associated with these policies still affect survivors, their families and community today.