The stolen generation

Published in it was then a ground-breaking first attempt to document the devastating consequences of the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families. In Perthpeople booed and jeered until the screen was switched off. There is no denying it.

For the children who were taken: There were efforts made to turn more power over to First Nations themselves and to keep children in their communities rather than being adopted out across Canada, into the US and The stolen generation overseas.

The generations of children removed under these policies became known as the Stolen Generations. In cases where their files were available, individuals were sometimes allowed to view their own files.

Something that cannot be chalked up to just bad parenting. They put the mums in there as well. The text of the apology did not refer to compensation to Aboriginal people as a whole, nor to members of the Stolen Generations specifically. Stan Grant in Cootamundra: Estimates of numbers have been widely disputed.

Nor was this his strongest condemnation of the process, and he made it clear that the system was a form of cultural genocide. Find out how much Kelly has to pay for the items she has listed.

Bringing Them Home Report Link Ups Link Up Services were established between and in all states and territories to help reunite families separated by the policies that caused the Stolen Generations.

The Stolen Generations

Of members of the Stolen Generations interviewed in the Bringing Them Home Report1 in 10 reported being sexually abused, either in homes or on work placements arranged by the Board.

Your daughter has already gone to America. The 60s scoop picked up where Residential Schools left off, removing children from their homes, and producing cultural amputees.

Overcrowded conditions in Pikangikum First Nation. What exactly is the scope of these truancy officers? After the Commonwealth took control of the Territory, under the Aborigines Ordinancethe Chief Protector was given total control of all Indigenous women regardless of their age, unless married to a man who was "substantially of European origin", and his approval was required for any marriage of an indigenous woman to a non-indigenous man.

A future where all Australians, whatever their origins, are truly equal partners, with equal opportunities and with an equal stake in shaping the next chapter in the history of this great country, Australia.

That today we honour the Indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history.The ‘Stolen Generations’ Testimonies’ project is an initiative to record on film the personal testimonies of Australia’s Stolen Generations Survivors and share them online. The Stolen Generations' Testimonies Foundation hopes the online museum will become a national treasure and a unique and sacred keeping place for Stolen Generations’ Survivors’.


The generations of children removed under these policies became known as the Stolen Generations. The policies of child removal left a legacy of trauma and loss that continues to affect Indigenous communities, families and individuals.

The term “Stolen Generations” is used for Aboriginal people forcefully taken away (stolen) from their families between the s and s, many to never to see their parents, siblings or relatives again.

Because the period covers many decades we speak of “generations” (plural) rather than “generation”. “A lot of Aboriginal people in the stolen generation do think, do feel they are white. With me, I always say to myself, you might have tried.

For the pain, suffering, and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry. To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry.

Stolen Generation didn’t come to light until the s and early s with public shock and anger. The rights of Aboriginal peoples during this point were increasingly low as many were forced to live on reserves or missions and .

The stolen generation
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