Why did Kevin Rudd do his speech?
Interesting question...Let me answer it :)
When did he do it and why it was unexpected?
On the 13th February 2008 in (new) Parliament House Kevin Rudd presented a Sorry Speech. When he did it, it was an unexpected speech to everyone. Aborigines didn't think there would be a day like this. Through the mistreatment of the Stolen Generation, they thought they didn't belong to the community since their different and no one would ever care about the mistreatment.
Currently presenting his speech.
"WE SAY SORRY"
Countless number of people watching Kevin Rudd presenting his Sorry Speech
Bunch of people including Aborigines watching Kevin Rudd on the screen as he does the speech.