Hundreds of people came together to walk as one and mark National Sorry Day at Moruya on Friday, May 24.
School children, community groups and members of the public participated in the Eurobodalla Boys to Men Group event.
The event began with a march across the Moruya Bridge and to the Eurobodalla Council Chambers, where students placed their colourful paper hands on the chamber lawn to form the word, "sorry".
Since 1998, Sorry Day events have been held annually across Australia to recognise and acknowledge the Stolen Generation. The day marks the beginning of Reconciliation Week, May 27 - June 3.
This year's national theme, "grounded in truth: walk together with courage", was acknowledged through emotional speeches, stories and inclusive cultural dances.
Stick together, be one mob - black or whiteJordan Nye
Joe Brierley, of the Eurobodalla Boys to Men Group, made a heartfelt address. He became emotional as he spoke about a recent conversation shared between a surviving elder of the Stolen Generation.
"It was a lot to take in and realise how good we actually have it these days," Mr Brierley said.
"So be thankful for what we have and who we have in our lives, as we have it much better and easier than the people before us."
Jordan Nye, of the Walbunga tribe, performed with the Gunyu dance group and shared a message for youth of today.
"Stick together, be one mob - black or white," he said.
"Today we are celebrating National Sorry Day, to celebrate the history of our country.
"We have had a pretty negative dark history, but we've come to a time where we need to acknowledge what has happened and move on in a positive way together, as one.
"It's all about creating peace, harmony and unity within our community.
"It was so special to see so many people here. We have worked really hard to get to where we are today.
"To see the schools and the amount of the community that have come along really melts my heart.
"Our people go through a lot of trauma and a lot of damage.
Days like this are healing for our people and it is quite special to see people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous come together and celebrate," he said.