More than 300 people from across the community participated in the annual Sorry Day march on Friday, 26 May, travelling across Mary Jane Cain Bridge and along John Street, finishing at the Coonabarabran Town Hall.
The march began with an official smoking ceremony, near the tennis courts, and finished with the releasing of balloons at the Town Hall.
Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council chief executive officer, Vikki Sturits, said it was the biggest turn-out for the event to date.
“This year, students from local schools decorated hands and we hung them in the trees lining the main street to draw attention to Sorry Day,” Ms Sturits said.
“I’m very appreciative of the help given by Jacq Riordan, Nadia West, Casey Dowd and Marg Leslie in helping bring the event together.”
Following the march, a ceremony was held in the Town Hall.
Students from Coonabarabran Primary School, Coonabarabran High School and St Lawrence’s Primary School played an active role, with speeches and prayers delivered by Ivy West, Charlotte Thompson, Jada Kuras, Jackson Sulter and Konna Newton.
The High School girls’ dance group performed the Honeybee dance, while David Sulter presented a slide show.
Now in its 19th year, National Sorry Day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the stolen generations, their families and communities.
Hundreds of people from across the local community participated in the Coonabarabran Sorry Day march on Friday, 26 May.