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Tony Albert introduces us to a forest of Aboriginal faces, each of whom shares an element of history with those stolen from their people, land and culture. Each face represents a false identity — an identity given to them by white society… Albert is asking Australia to look beyond this one popular historic wrong, to the many other policies, practices and prejudices which have contributed to condemning contemporary Aboriginal Australia to its current condition.

Bruce McLean, ‘Tony Albert: Sorry’ in Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery, 2008, p.43-45.

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