In the 1990s the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission commenced an inquiry into the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Parliament on 26 May 1997. It acknowledged the impact that removal policies had on children and their families.
The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998. The day was marked by official ceremonies, community meetings, and celebrations, and by the signing of Sorry Books by hundreds of thousands of Australians.
State Library of South Australia, PRG 1491/25/63