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Aboriginal Children's Day

4 August 2020

Today is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, when all Australians have an opportunity to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and learn about the importance of culture, family and community in their lives.

The first Children’s Day took place in 1988 and it is celebrated every year on August 4, historically to give a date to the children of the Stolen Generations, taken at a young age from their families without knowing their birthdays.

The 2020 theme is 'We are the Elders of Tomorrow, hear our voice.' The Foundation is committed to making sure their voice will be heard, and to closing the gap in health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

Visit the Aboriginal Children's Day website to hear some Elders of Tomorrow sharing their stories and to see more inspiring images like this mural of young Wurundjeri and Kalkadoon warrior Jedda by Matt Adnate. #NATSIChildrensDay2020 #EldersOfTomorrow #closethegap

Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research