It was an overcast, stormy day in Broome on February 13th 2008 with a cyclone brewing off the Kimberley coast.
But the weather didn’t deter hundreds of people turning out to the historic Sun Picture Gardens, which once had racially segregated seats, to hear a historic apology.
The Prime Minister of the day was apologising for past Government policies which removed Aboriginal children from their families.
The Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation is still helping families fractured by those policies, and runs a link up and reunification service.
Trying to find answers for people in decades old archives is a tough detective job for the corporation’s Team Leader Pauline McKenzie.
But she says the process can be a fulfilling one.
Duration: 7min 28sec
Story Courtesy of ABC Kimberley