Australia say’s sorry!
The Stolen Generation – Australia Says Sorry!
The 13 February 2008 is a very important day in Australian history.
That is the day the Australian government finally said sorry to the Aboriginal people of Australia.
They said sorry for the treatment of many Aboriginal children who were taken from their parents between the years of 1883 – 1969.
Q: What happened?
A: When European people came to Australia, they felt sorry for the Aboriginal children. They wanted to make the children live the European lifestyle, because they thought it was a better, safer way to live. So they took Aboriginal children away from their families and put them into schools. They really thought they were doing the right thing – giving children clothes, food, a place to live and education.
But this was the wrong thing to do. Children lost their parents. Parents lost their children. The Aboriginal people lost their past. They also lost their future.
Many families were destroyed.
You can learn more about what happened in this slideshow.
There is an important lesson here for all of us.
Sometimes, things we think are kind, are not kind at all.
We must always listen to other people, and learn from them.
We must never think we are better than people from other countries, or people who have different skin colours or cultures to our own.
Only when the countries of this world understands that we are all one people, will war end.
The world has: Australian people, Japanese people, Aboriginal people, Korean people, Chinese people, Iraqi people etc. They are all PEOPLE!
Love the people around you. Listen to them and make peace!
God bless all people!
If you would like to know more about what happened to the stolen generation, I strongly recommend you watch the film “Rabbit-Proof Fence “.
It is a TRUE STORY.
Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence
Do you think it is important to say sorry if you make a mistake?