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Statement of Apology by Alexandrina Council to the Ngarrindjeri People

Category: Event
Date: 8 October 2002
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
State/Country:South Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Reconciliation | Local Government
Summary Information:
The Statement of Apology was signed on the 8 October 2002, following ten years of tensions over the Hindmarsh Island Bridge saga and the recent discovery of Aboriginal remains near the bridge at the site of redevelopment work on the Goolwa wharf.
Detailed Information:
It is understood that talks between the Alexandrina Council, the Ngarrindjeri Heritage Committee, the Native Title group and Tendi, or governing body, produced the apology, which includes an agreement on reburial of the remains found at the wharf.

The Statement of Apology does not refer to the history of the bridge saga but is believed to refer to 'previous misunderstandings'. It also refers specifically to the discovery of the remains at the Goolwa wharf.

Related Entries

  • Protocol Agreement between Alexandrina Council and Ngarrindjeri People
  • Organisation
  • Alexandrina Council - Signatory
  • Ngarrindjeri Heritage Committee
  • People
  • Ngarrindjeri People
  • Case Law
  • Kartinyeri v Commonwealth (1998) 195 CLR 337

  • Glossary

    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)

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