Australia's apology to Stolen Generations: 'It gave me peace'

Australia's apology to Stolen Generations: 'It gave me peace'
 

Ten years ago, Aboriginal Australian Ian Hamm welcomed words he had been waiting a lifetime to hear.
"For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendents and for their families left behind, we say sorry," Kevin Rudd, then prime minister, said in parliament.
The apology on 13 February, 2008, referred to a shameful national chapter in which indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families.
Mr Hamm was among them.
As a three-week-old baby in 1964, he was taken from his Aboriginal family by government officers and adopted into a white... read more

 
13 February 2018 in World News, Views: 85
Source: BBC
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