Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Koori Art Mural from Kurri Kurri township. The black and white figures signify reconciliation.
The Prime Minister will issue a formal national apology to the Stolen Generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who were removed from their families and communities as children.
Tomorrow, Federal Parliament will be the scene of this momentous occasion.
(Live broadcasts, 8.30am onwards, can be watched in City Hall, Newcastle and on ABC, SKY and SBS TV or heard on ABC Radio National and on Triple J.)
This outdoor mural shows the nearby Sugarloaf Mountain range with the sun rising behind. The tree has seen the changes in the land over the years and the dots above Wallis Creek depict the path that the Aborigines travelled in their search for food. The black and white figures signify reconciliation. Mural designed and painted by Les Elvin and students who attend Barkuma Neighbourhood Centre. Oct 2004.