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A Qualified Apology
Your cover story on the Australian government's "sorry" to Aboriginal people tells only one side of the story [Feb. 25]. I have lived in Australia for one-third of its history; my ancestors came here in 1791. My English ancestor was "stolen" from his family at the age of 16 for catching a fish in a farmer's stream. My Irish ancestor was "stolen" from his family for protesting against British landlords. People like them and their descendants worked to build Australia as a modern nation. When Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said sorry, he did...

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