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New website tells the story of the Stolen Generations

Posted: February 14th, 2012

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Yesterday, on the fourth anniversary of  former Prime Minister Rudd’s national apology to the Stolen Generations, a new website was launched to share the personal stories of members of the Stolen Generations.

The ‘Stolen Generations’ Testimonies’ project is an initiative to record on film the personal testimonies of Australia’s Stolen Generations Survivors and share them online.

According to the Project’s website, “The Stolen Generations’ Testimonies Foundation hopes the online museum will become a national treasure and a unique and sacred keeping place for Stolen Generations’ Survivors’ Testimonies. By allowing Australians to listen to the Survivors’ stories with open hearts and without judgement, the foundation hopes more people will be engaged in the healing process.”

So far more than 30 people have shared their personal histories for the Project. You can watch them online at www.stolengenerationstestimonies.com

Apology Day celebrations in Geraldton

Posted: February 10th, 2011

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To celebrate the anniversary of the federal government’s apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation will be hosting a family fun day on the Geraldton foreshore on Sunday, 13 February 10:00-2:00. The alcohol free event will include free activities, entertainment, food, drinks and a live broadcast from Radio MAMA.

Streeties will be providing a free bus service and will be collecting passengers from all the usual pick-up places offered during the school holiday program. For further information contact Bundiayarra at iwrpo@bundiyarra.org.au