The 19 September 2023 marks 14 years since the NSW State Government issued an apology to Forgotten Australians and Child Migrants. A memorial in the Royal Botanic Gardens was unveiled on that day in 2009 by the Premier at the time, Nathan Rees, and then Community Services Minister, Linda Burney.
Members of the Wattle Place community will be meeting at the memorial, located at Twin Ponds in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, at 12 noon on the day of the Anniversary. All are welcome to attend.
On the Anniversary, we remember and pay our respects to all Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.
We acknowledge the pain and suffering that you experienced and the ongoing impacts of those experiences. We also honour you for your strength, the generosity of those who shared their experiences for the benefit of others and those who fought and continue to work for recognition.