Stolen Generation

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Stolen Generation

The Commonwealth Government establishes the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families.

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC) presents 'Bringing Them Home', its report on the findings of the 'National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families to the Commonwealth Government'.

The first Link-Up Aboriginal Corporation is established in NSW. It provides family tracing, reunion and support services for forcibly removed children and their families.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, on behalf of the Australian Parliament, makes a national apology to the Stolen Generations.

The Aborigines Protection Act (NSW) gives the Aborigines Protection Board power to assume full control and custody of the child of any Aborigine if a court found the child to be neglected.

What do they mean, assimilate?







The NSW Aborigines Protection Board is established to manage the lives of approximately 9,000 people.

The Aborigines Protection Amending Act (NSW) gives power to the Aboriginal Protection Board to separate Indigenous children from their families without the need to establish neglect in court.

Stolen Generations:Changing policies.

The first Commonwealth/State conference on 'native welfare' adopts assimilation as the national policy.

The NSW Aborigines Protection Board loses its power to remove Indigenous children. The Board is renamed the Aborigines Welfare Board and is finally abolished in 1969.




The report recommended a formal governmental apology and monetary compensation. Although the govenment proposed a $63 million practical assistance package in response, it rejected the recommendations of the report.


Over 250,000 people participate in the Corroboree 2000 “Sorry" Walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge on 28 May.


"Maids of the Mission"Forrest River, WA.

TESTIMONIAL:Marjorie WoodrowBorn: 1926 in Central NSWRemoved: 1936 to Cootamundra Girls Home.


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