Feather Flowers for Sorry Day
with Gail Harradine

Feather Flowers for Sorry Day
with Gail Harradine

Event status:
coming soon
Program type:
Creative
Date:
Friday, 24 May 2024
Time:
10:30am - 12:30pm
drop in anytime between 10:30 and 12
Duration:
120 minutes
Location:

Birrarung Building, Fed Square

Admission:

Free

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Feather Flowers for Sorry Day<br>with Gail Harradine

Drop into the Koorie Heritage Trust on Sorry Day to take time to reflect on this national day of Remembrance and acknowledge our Stolen Generations.  Come by, pay respects and visit our exhibitions and collection items on display.

Gail Harradine, KHT’s Curatorial Manager, will be leading a crafting session, making feather flowers to reflect the purple native hibiscus, which has been approved by the National Stolen Generations Alliance as the official symbol for Sorry Day.

Create this meaningful emblem of remembrance and apology you can wear to mark Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week.

  • All materials and tools supplied.
  • Drop in anytime between 10:30am and 12noon (session will end at 12:30pm)
  • Please register your interest to drop in so that we can have materials ready. 
  • Feel free to bring friends and colleagues.

About National Sorry Day

Every year on 26 May, National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’.

National Sorry Day is a day to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and nation. While this date carries great significance for the Stolen Generations and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, it is also commemorated by Australians right around the country.


About the Native Hibiscus

Did you know the Native Hibiscus (also known as the Native Cotton or Desert Rose) is the official National Sorry Day symbol, chosen because it is found across the country and is a survivor. The flower was initially proposed as the Sorry Day symbol by members of the Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation, and later endorsed by the National Sorry Day Committee. Its colour denotes compassion and spiritual healing.


National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 27 May to 3 June

The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

 

We acknowledge the generous support of our public programming partners: Viva Energy Australia, Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and Family, and The Orloff Family Charitable Trust.