'Say Sorry you Bastard!': Postcolonial shame, reconciliation and National Sorry Day

Penelope Edmonds, Alicia Marchant

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Abstract

On a cold Sunday in 2000, two days after National Sorry Day had been commemorated on the 26th May, over 300,000 Indigenous and non- Indigenous people walked together across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in support of Indigenous Australians and Reconciliation. Known as the great ‘Bridge Walk’, for over six hours the tide of walkers formed a ‘human sea of goodwill’, making their way across Sydney’s most iconic bridge together. According to one participant, ‘a huge snake of people moved over the bridge, a giant rainbow serpent wearing a skin of colour, predominantly red, black and gold’.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputNewspaper Article
PublisherARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Blog
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2015
Externally publishedYes

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