[LINK] Apology to the Aboriginal People by John Howard
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Feb 11 08:55:41 EST 2008
There is no need for the Australian Government to compose a new
apology to the Aboriginal people. A quick web search finds John
Howard, issued one on 3 July 2000:
"Good evening. My name is John Howard and I'm speaking to you from
Sydney, Australia, host city of the year 2000 Olympic Games. ...
At this important time, and in an atmosphere of international
goodwill and national pride, we here in Australia - all of us - would
like to make a statement before all nations. Australia, like many
countries in the new world, is intensely proud of what it has
achieved in the past 200 years. ...
However, these achievements have come at great cost. We have been
here for 200 years but before that, there was a people living here.
For 40,000 years they lived in a perfect balance with the land. ...
I speak for all Australians in expressing a profound sorrow to the
Aboriginal people. I am sorry. We are sorry. Let the world know and
understand, that it is with this sorrow, that we as a nation will
grow and seek a better, a fairer and a wiser future. Thank you."
John Howard, (the Actor), in the ABC TV comedy "The Games"
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Games_%28television%29> July 3,
2000, quoted at <http://parris.josh.com.au/humour/xeno/howard.htm>. ;-)
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