The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998, a year after the landmark Bringing Them Home report was tabled in parliament. The day is held each year to commemorate the anniversary of the report and to acknowledge the testimonies of suffering and injustices experienced by the Stolen Generations. The five-petal Native Hibiscus (Native Cotton, Desert Rose) is the official national symbol of the Stolen Generations and the colours symbolise compassion and spiritual healing.
In acknowledgement of National Sorry Day 2020, Coota Girls Aboriginal Corporation has created a Sorry Day Paper Flower Making Activity for our Coota Girls families. It is hoped this activity will facilitate togetherness and healing, by sitting with family, yarning and storytelling, while making a beautiful paper Sorry Day flower.
A SEA OF PURPLE FLOWERS FOR SORRY DAY will be shared sending a message of love to our Coota Girls.