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Tuesday, February 12

Bringing them home...

Heide Smith
"Bringing them home: The 'Stolen Children' report (1997)"
Indigenous children have been forcibly removed from their families and communities since the very first days of the European occupation of Australia.

In that time, not one Indigenous family has escaped the effects. Most families have been affected in one or more generations by the removal of one or more children. Nationally, the Inquiry concludes that between one in three and one in ten Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families and communities between 1910 and 1970.

The National Inquiry was established by the federal Attorney General in 1995. It was conducted by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC).


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