Stolen Generations Marker by Reko Rennie launched

  • Date published : 02 May 2018
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On Saturday 26 May The City of Yarra launched the Stolen Generations Marker designed by Kamilaroi/Gamilaroi artist Reko Rennie. The marker is located on Wurundjeri land at Atherton Gardens, a public housing estate in the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.

The marker is a memorial acknowledging the impact of forcible removal on Aboriginal families and its unveiling coincides with the 20th anniversary of National Sorry Day.

Remember Me marks a culturally significant space to the Stolen Generations known as the Meeting Place. In collaboration with UAP (Urban Art Projects), TCL provided the landscape design for Remember Me, integrating the memorial into the broader site.

Emceed by Deborah Cheetham AO, the launch included a presentation of the memorial by the artist and was attended by hundreds, including the Hon. Richard Wynne MP and Uncle Jack Charles.