In 1997 when the report releasing the findings regarding the stolen generations of aboriginal Australia, Bringing Them Home, was released, I got it out of the library. I don't remember why. Possibly for a school project.
I couldn't read it. I tried, but each time I'd only get through a couple of pages before I was too upset to continue. I remember wandering up to mum in tears more than once. One thing that stayed with me was the children who were fed straw. Straw was good enough for horses, it was good enough for them.
"Sorry" has been a long time in coming.