Sites2See: The Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples

Primary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Secondary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This resource links to video coverage and key websites related to the apology to Indigenous Australians by the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on 13 February 2008. Selected sites provide background information to the apology and personal stories about what happened to members of the Stolen Generations, with a focus on reconciliation.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(HT3-2) describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

(HT3-4) describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

(HT5-3) explains and analyses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the historical contexts that shaped the modern world and Australia

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACDSEH106) The significance of the following for the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: 1962 right to vote federally; 1967 Referendum; Reconciliation; Mabo decision; Bringing Them Home Report (the Stolen Generations), the Apology

(ACDSEH134) Methods used by civil rights activists to achieve change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the role of ONE individual or group in the struggle

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Reconciliation, Native title, Aboriginal peoples, Stolen generations, Aboriginal history, Australian history, Social history, Family histories, Oral history
File type:
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 3 December 2012

Resource ID: 200927ea-9484-4a25-a83a-1fd1e7caa9ac