Town to unite for Sorry Day
Katanning will recognise Sorry Day and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1967 referendum during commemorations in the town square tomorrow.
The 1967 referendum proposed changes to the Constitution to include Aboriginal people in population counts and to allow the Federal Government to classify first Australians as their own racial class.
The referendum attracted 90 per cent support and was made law in August that year.
Support service Palmerston and the Shire of Katanning have headed up preparations for Sorry Day commemorations, which will include several Noongar speakers telling their story of life as an Aboriginal person. There will be performances by local school children and upbeat South Coast band Rastatrix.
The event will also host health and social service providers, which will provide information on how to access services if needed.
Commemorations will run from 1pm-5pm in the Katanning town square.
South Coast band Rastatrix will perform at Sorry Day in Katanning.