The 100 year commemoration of the Cootamundra Aboriginal Girls Training home centenary occurred on the 11 and 12 August in Cootamundra.This historic event was a very significant weekend for many Aboriginal families and communities. There were over 400 people who attend events over the weekend. Over 50 former residents of the Home travelled from all over the country to be there.
The ‘girls” (as they like to be referred) were reunited with their sisters from the Home and shared many yarns with each other over the weekend.
Stolen Generations Members Commemorate “The Apology” at Government HouseOn the second anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations, members to the Stolen Generations Council of NSW & ACT were invited to commemorate this momentous event at a breakfast, held at NSW Government House, and hosted by Governor Marie Bashir.
The newly incorporated Stolen Generations Council of NSW & ACT has established a telephone “Assistance and Referral service” for NSW and ACT members of the Stolen Generations. This service is to be auspiced by The Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) with Federal Government funding made available through FAHCSIA.