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Indigenous Australia: The Stolen Generation

What and how it happened

Thousands of children were forcibly removed from their homes by government and institution bodies and relocated in non-indigenous homes. There is no exact number of children that are a part of the Stolen Generation. Many of the reports made during this time claimed the removal was in the interest of the child. By severing families a cultural, spiritual and families ties were broken that have lasted generations on.


The apology

Bringing them home (1997)

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