Observing National Sorry Day with My Place
Set in 2008, the Series 1 My Place episode ‘Laura’ shows Laura’s family gathering together to hear Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generations on behalf of the Australian Federal Government. Afterwards, Laura learns that Aunty Bev doesn’t remember her own mother because she was so young when she was taken away.
The My Place for Teachers website is an excellent resource for teachers wanting to acknowledge the Stolen Generations on this National Sorry Day (Wednesday, 26 May) and throughout National Reconciliation Week. The site features a key clip taken from this emotional episode. It also includes English and History learning tasks aimed at developing students’ awareness of the removal of Indigenous children from their families, and the continuing impact this has on people today.