National Apology anniversary events

Posted on 8 November 2013 by

Saturday 16 November marks the 4th Anniversary of the National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. There are a variety of events around the country to celebrate the anniversary next week.

Friday 15th November 2013

Anniversary Morning tea in the gardens
When: 10.30am -11.30am
Where: Riverview Room, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Queens Domain Hobart

Please RSVP to Emma Ryan, Find & Connect Senior Worker
by 5pm Wednesday 13th November on 1300 364 277
or email

South Australia
Friday 15th November 2013

Anniversary Morning tea / light lunch
When: 11am
Where: Memorial for Forgotten Australians & Former Child Migrants at Peace Park corner Sir Edwin Smith Avenue & Brougham Place (opposite the Women’s & Chidren’s Hospital).

Please RSVP to Heather or Kelly as soon as possible via
or phone Find & Connect 1800 161 109
Post Care Services 1800 188 118
Relationships Australia 8419 2042

New South Wales
Friday 15th November, 2013
Wattle Place is holding an event at the memorial to Forgotten Australians located in the Sydney Botanic Gardens. This will involve people Forgotten Australians being transported to the gardens on the day, they will be provided with a commemorative pin, a copy of the Apology speech printed on cardboard and lunch.  There will also be a welcome and acknowledgement speech given during the event.

Call 02 88377000 or 02 96873636 to register your interest.

Friday 15th November, 2013

National Apology Anniversary—lunch
Open Place will host a lunch to celebrate this event on Friday 15th November.
Time: 12.30pm
Where: Open Place, Suite 1 / 8 Bromham Place, Richmond, VIC, 3121.
RSVP: Please call 1800 779 379 by 8th November to ensure adequate catering can be arranged.

Western Australia
Friday 15 November

Big lunch to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the Apology.
Lanterns will be putting on a celebratory morning tea and lunch at Botanicals Restaurant in Kings Park

Saturday 16th November

Time: 12:30pm
Where: South Stradbroke Room, Traders Hotel, 159 Roma St, Brisbane
Please RSVP by Tuesday 12th Nov to Lotus Place (07) 3055 8500 or email

Tuesday 19th November
Time: 12noon for 12:30pm lunch
Where: The Leichhardt Hotel, Cr Denham & Bolsover Streets, Rockhampton
Please RSVP by Tuesday 12th Nov to Lotus Place (07) 3055 8500 or email


Open Day Gathering
Saturday 16th November
Time: 10am-2pm
Where: Lotus Place NQ office, 312 Sturt St, Townsville
Please RSVP by Tuesday 12th Nov to Lotus Place NQ (07) 4724 4410 or email

Northern Territory
There was a morning tea hosted by Her Honour, the Honourable Sally Thomas AM at government house on Friday 8 November to acknowledge the 4th anniversary of the 2009 apology by the Australian Government to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. Photos of the event can be viewed on the Relationships Australia facebook page:

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