Stolen Generations survivors say they are deeply disappointed the Prime Minister chose not to attend an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the apology. Elderly survivors, their families and political leaders gathered at the event in Canberra to mark one decade since former prime minister Kevin Rudd's apology to the Stolen Generations. Malcolm Turnbull was invited to be give an address to survivors, but showed up only briefly for a photo opportunity.
It has taken Michael Welsh a lifetime to face up to the trauma of being torn from his mother and siblings, but the apology, delivered a decade ago, helped him to heal. "It's made a big difference to me in my life, through my life, where I've journeyed, it's made a difference to my children, and my brother and sisters," he said. "It was a magical moment for me."
The national apology was supposed to be life-changing. So why is it now a bittersweet memory for the survivors of this dark chapter of Australia's history? Fay Moseley's clearest memory of her arrival at the Cootamundra Girls Training Home is of her long, black plaits being chopped off, and her clothes being removed and discarded. "I grabbed my plaits and stuck them under my pillow and cried over them for two weeks," she said. "They just cut the plait clean off, they didn't undo the plaits.
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Selecting a term
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