Sorry

Many have written eloquently about the meaning of today. Until today, I had been too busy enjoying watching the liberal party squirm to think about it.

But watching Martin Place today crowded with people huddled under umbrellas watching and listening respectfully to Kevin Rudd’s speech of apology to the Aboriginal people was very moving. To see such an enormous crowd in the pouring rain was to realise how much this means to so many people around Australia.

  6 comments for “Sorry

  1. February 14, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I just read Rudd’s speech from the link you posted and was quite stunned by the final proposal. Quite beyond the capacity of any of our current generation of politicians. You’re very lucky in your Prime Minister – can we have him when you’ve finished with him?

  2. February 14, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    On present showing, I don’t think we’re going to be finished with him for quite a while yet!

  3. February 14, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    long live the current PM!

  4. February 14, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    It was just so beautiful wasn’t it?

  5. February 15, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    i too was moved by the images of people standing in the rain to listen. it wasn’t just something that was happening in canberra. and it wasn’t just something that was important to Aboriginal people.

    it felt like a defining moment in our national identity…

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