I watched all the news reports on the apology on Wednesday night, except for Lateline on ABC. But 2 people emailed me yesterday saying that they thought they saw Ella in the footage shown in the program.
I found the video on their website: Lateline report on the apology
And there’s Ella scratching her nose. With ‘new cat’. I love the way she appears when the voice-over starts the dramatic introduction: “To Canberra they came in their thousands, the young and old, black and white, from near and far.” And they picked her from thousands of people to illustrate “the young”!
We watched it about a dozen times last night. I’m now trying to source a better quality copy on DVD. It’s only a split-second appearance, but how cool is it going to be to watch this with Ella when she’s older and when I can explain in more detail what it was about!!! It’ll be like a ‘personalised’ history lesson. And undeniable proof that she was really there.