Monday, June 17, 2013

Stolen Generations / Australian Aboriginal Brief History

This section of the ReconciliACTION website explores the policy of forcibly removing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) children from their families. It is estimated that 100,000 Indigenous children were taken from their families and raised in homes or adopted by white families, up until the 1960s. The policy was designed to ‘assimilate’ or ‘breed out’ Indigenous people. These children became known as the ‘Stolen Generations’.