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Live telecast of government apology to stolen generations

10 February, 2008

The City of Sydney will be televising the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, making the apology for the Stolen Generations this coming Wednesday.  Details follow:

Live telecast of the Federal Parliament saying ‘sorry’

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13 February 2008 9:00 AM

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The City of Sydney invites you to join us in witnessing and celebrating the historic moment of the Federal Parliament saying ‘sorry’ to members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations.

All members of the community are welcome.

The City will provide two opportunities to view the live to air telecast on 13 February at 9am.

Large screen in Martin Place
In conjunction with the NSW State Government

Indoor and outdoor screens at the Redfern Community Centre
29 Hugo Street Redfern

In addition to the 9am screening, Redfern Community Centre will hold a replay of the formal apology from 3pm with our Acknowledgement to Country, speeches by Elders from the local Aboriginal community, members of the Stolen Generations, the Lord Mayor and young people from the local community.

Other activities throughout the day include a community BBQ, children’s activities, film screenings and live entertainment.

A community bus to the Redfern event will leave from the following locations:

8am – Juanita Nielson Leisure Centre
cnr of Nicholson & Dowling Streets, Woolloomooloo

8am – Ultimo Community Centre
40 William Henry St, Ultimo

8:15am – Glebe Library
186 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe (rear car park)

For more information please contact David Beaumont dbeaumont@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9246 7873

This is a drug and alcohol free event

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  1. 12 February, 2008 1:13 pm

    For people at Macquarie who are interested, the apology is going to be televised on big screens in the Atrium, downstairs in the U@MQ building, from 8.55am.

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