Sorry Day

Old Government House, Parramatta Park
Free Event

National Sorry Day


10am - 3pm
Thursday, 26 May
Old Government House, Parramatta Park
Free event

National Sorry Day is a day of acknowledgement, reflection and healing, where Australians from all walks of life gather to honour the Stolen Generations.

Join us as we listen to the history and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with a smoking ceremony, performances and more.

  • MC Neville Boney
  • 10:15 am Welcome and Smoking ceremony with Uncle Chris Tobin
  • 10:45 am Jannawi Dance Clan 
  • 11:10 am – Evie J Willie performance 
  • Weaving workshops with Ngumpie Weaving from 12 pm – 3 pm 
  • Special guest – Aunty Cleonie Quayle 
  • She will be speaking at 11:35 am and addressing the event. 

Neville Boney

Neville Williams Boney is a proud Wiradjuri/Weilwan man from Wagga Wagga. Currently living on Darug Lands, Neville's passion is to pass on his cultural and creative knowledge on to the next generation through art, and create his own works so he can bridge gaps in his culture, community, art and self.

Uncle Chris Tobin

Chris Tobin, also known as Uncle Chris is a proud Darug man. Uncle Chris seeks to shift the culture and allow for more understanding of Aboriginal Australia through art and education.

Jannawi Dance Clan

Jannawi Dance Clan is an Indigenous dance company encompassing modern, urban and traditional Aboriginal dance styles with traditional music from song man Matthew Doyle singing in the Sydney languages. From the rich story telling traditions of Aboriginal NSW, Jannawi Dance Clan shines a light on strength, resilience and artistry of Aboriginal women, men, youth and dance culture today.

Evie J Willie

Evie J is a proud Wiradjuri Ni-Vanuatu woman who was born in Toowoomba QLD and raised in Western NSW. Currently living on Darug land, Evie J is an inspiring storyteller who resonates with her audience and shares real life experiences, truth, identity and culture through her song writing and performances. 

Ngumpie Weaving

Tegan Murdock is a proud member of the Barkindtji tribe originating from Coomealla, Lake Victoria. Tegan uses weaving to break down barriers – so we can sit, connect and learn about each others journey while learning about the beautiful culture at the same time.

Aunty Cleonie Quayle

Aunty Cleonie Quayle is a Maljangapa woman of the ‘Pooncarie’ Paakantji nation. Based in Sydney, Cleonie is a passionate advocate working in the area of Indigenous peoples and the law.

Explore the full Warami program

Discover your backyard. Get the best of Parramatta and its neighbourhoods. Subscribe now! 

Old Government House, Parramatta Park
Free Event