An excerpt from Kevin Rudd's Apology to the Stolen Generations with matching activity task cards.
What is National Sorry Day?
National Sorry Day is an annual remembrance held in Australia on 26 May. The purpose of the day is to recognise and reflect upon the mistreatment of Australia’s First Nations peoples since the arrival of Europeans in 1788. The day also shines a light on Australia’s journey toward becoming a reconciled nation.
A Starting Point for Discussing Reconciliation
This resource includes a printable excerpt from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s 2008 Apology to the Nation’s Stolen Generations. A set of activity task cards has been included and can be used with the excerpt.
Print and Go
Use the Download button to choose between the middle years and upper years versions of this resource. Alternatively, project the resource on the screen at the front of the room to read through and discuss as a whole class activity.
A Great Addition to Your Collection of First Nations Resources
This teaching resource addresses the cross-curricular priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture. You may also like to read Professor Tom Calma’s response to the National Apology:
An excerpt from Professor Tom Calma's response to the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.