Reliving History: A stolen child, an apology and a Hollywood director

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Welcome to Reliving History, a special series within Good Weekend Talks that revisits key moments in Australian history through the eyes of First Nations people, providing new perspectives on events that changed the country and unearthing stories that have long been hidden or forgotten.

In this episode, we relive Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Apology to the stolen generations in 2008.

Elly Chatfield was sitting in a Katoomba pub when Rudd delivered the landmark speech. She shares her remarkable story of loss, discovery and how she formed an unlikely bond with an acclaimed Hollywood director.

Stolen generations survivor Elly Chatfield has spent decades trying to track down her family. Credit:Rhett Wyman

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