Keynote Speakers for the Apology 2017 Breakfast Announced

Reconciliation SA confirms the participation of Aunty Wilma Moran (Cootamundra), Uncle Richard Campbell and Uncle Roger Jarrett (Kinchela), who appeared in series 2 of First Contact, in the 2017 Apology Breakfast. As Survivors of the Stolen Generations, Aunty Wilma and Uncle Richard and Roger will share their stories and respond to the footage of First Contact.

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Aunty Wilma Moran

Aunty Wilma Moran is a Director of the Cootamundra Girls Corporation and appeared in the reunion episode of First Contact Series 2.

Wilma is one of the few Cootamundra Girls who escaped the domestic service system. At 4 years she was taken out of the Girls’ Home by a Parliamentarian at the request of her Grandmother who worked for him. However, after being in this family’s care, at 13, she was punished for truancy and placed back in Cootamundra, spending her teenage years training for service.

Uncle Richard Campbell

Uncle Richard Campbell appeared in First Contact Series 2. He is a Survivor of the Stolen Generations, forcibly removed from his family as a child and taken to Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) in NSW.

Being part of the Stolen Generations has impacted Richard’s life enourmously and is often a central subject of all of his activities.

A talented, internationally recognised painter, Uncle Richard’s art draws parallels between Aboriginal Dreaming stories, stories from the Bible and his experiences of personal hardship. Since 2013, Richard has been exhibiting his work with the Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation to help educated Australians about the Kinchela Boys Home and the impacts it has had. Richard is the Secretary of the KBHAC Board.

Uncle Richard will be supported at the Breakfast by his fellow Kinchela Boys’ Home Board member, Uncle Roger Jarrett.