Thursday, 14 February 2008

Sorry Day in Bowraville

Wednesday February 13, 2008 Bowraville Art Gallery hosted Sorry Day celebrations with over 80 people witnessing the historic broadcast made by the Federal Government and delivered by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

The community participated in a peaceful procession and gathered to hear and share stories from Bowraville Elders including Sandra Buchanan, Martin Ballangarry and others about the stolen generations, and the significance of this historic day.

It was an emotional but happy day for many with music, dance and commentary from participants.

L to R Keene and Uncle Martin Ballangarry and Victor Chapman sharing culture outside the gallery.

Uncle Martin Ballangarry with Tracey Singletons' new daughter.

Aunty Shirley Ballangarry and Aunty Ruth Walker, Bowraville
Elders enjoying the celebrations.

The beginning of the peaceful procession from the Art Gallery down High Street Bowraville.

Click on any of the photos above to go to our photo gallery page and view other images from the day.

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