National Sorry Day

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When: March 26, 2014 all-day

This day is commemorated each year to acknowledge the Stolen Generations. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen Generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.

Sir Douglas Nicholls

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When: December 1, 2013 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Where: Yorta Yorta Land

Sir Douglas Ralph “Doug” Nicholls, (Born 9 December 1906 – 4 June 1988) was a prominent Aboriginal Australian from the Yorta Yorta people. He was a professional athlete, Churches of Christ pastor and church planter, ceremonial officer and a pioneering campaigner for reconciliation. Nicholls was the first Aboriginal person to be knighted and also the first appointed to vice-regal office, …

1816 Macquarie announces a set of regulations controlling the free movement of Aboriginal people.

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When: May 4, 2014 all-day

4 May Macquarie announces a set of regulations controlling the free movement of Aboriginal people. No Aboriginal person is to appear armed within a mile of any settlement and no more than six Aboriginal people are allowed to ‘lurk or loiter near farms’. Passports or certificates are issued to Aboriginal people “who conduct themselves in a suitable manner”, to show …