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    The Stolen Generation

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    From 1910-1970, many Indigenous children were taken from their biological families, because of government policies. The traumatic experience of the children from that generation continues to have an impact on Indigenous communities, families and individuals. These children are known as the Stolen Generation. The Stolen Generation had been seized from their biological families, and wrongly told that their parents had either abandoned them or died. The children were never told about who their real parents or even told that they were taken. They were then put into European families or institutions where they were often neglected or abused psychologically, physically and sexually. The Europeans treated the children harshly and they were frequently…

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    The effects of the plot of the stolen generations. During the years between 1905 and 1969 aboriginal and Torres strait islander children were forcibly taken from their families and put in government institutions or missions where many were abused mentally, physically and sexually. Poor living conditions were also common, and most children grew up almost entirely without affection or knowing that their parents even existed. This resulted in one of the biggest losses of culture in human history,…

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    My initial reaction when I learned about the ‘Stolen Generation’ was absolute shock. I began to analyse and question myself why I was so shocked. I found several reasons, this includes: (1) my lack of knowledge; (2) I am an immigrant; (3) my early education was from the Philippines; (4) the early information I have for Indigenous Australians is based on what I have been told by my sister and her white Australian husband; (5) my own prejudice and bias towards Indigenous Australians. Firstly,…

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    Stolen Generation Apology

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    The apology to the Stolen Generations was delivered by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in the House of Representatives on the 13th February 2008. The national apology has become a symbol of hope for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders. Australia in modern day society are somewhat optimistic for the future of the relationship between both races. Attitudes to Indigenous lives and lifestyles, interactions and attitudes to personal involvement and cultural awareness and pride determines the quality of…

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    SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH The Stolen Generation all began with the British deciding they’ll send out the over population of convicts to settle in Australia on the 26th of January 1788, the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Harbour carrying out roughly 15,000 convicts. The first interaction between the British settlers and the indigenous Australians was one of anger; the British believed the Indigenous Australians were uncivilised because of the way they lived. Indigenous Australians…

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    Stolen Generation Rabbit-Proof Fence Kaylie Chen From 1910s to 1970s, many indigenous children were forcibly removed from their families as a result of implementing various government policies, the policy of assimilation was one of them, and it was implemented in various state of Australia. These policies are well known as the Stolen Generation. The Australian Government deemed that by the forcefully removing Indigenous children from their families and communities should allow Indigenous people…

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    that policy changes were made and there was a reappraisal on how to handle both issues of assimilation and child welfare (Sorry Day and The Stolen Generations, 2015). The report further detailed instances of abuse post-removal. Many boys were referred to as “inmates” or by their identification numbers in their new homes. Children attempted to run away and many were placed in solitary confinement for acting out, not following rules, or attempting to run away. After a certain age children were…

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    Stolen Generation

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    This essay has two different parts, the chosen event and aspect will be about Indigenous Australian history of Stolen Generation. It will have answers to, What is Stolen Generation? why have Indigenous children been removed from their families? Also by analysing the nature of the effects and impacts of the event in practice of Indigenous Australians. Children from the Indigenous Australian background has been through so much traumatic events, that educators must have an understanding of these…

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    The Stolen Generation

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    The Stolen Generation During the stolen generation, many Indigenous children were taken away from their families and put in institution and foster homes where they were forced to “become white”. Aboriginal culture was largely lost because an entire generation was taken away, this meant that there was no one to carry on cultural traditions. Despite the horrific times the stolen generation went through, the government and community has came together to try and resolve the loss of culture. Children…

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    What sort of impact did the film have? Political: The former national Liberal leader John Hewson stated: ‘John Howard and his ministry should, as a matter of compulsion, take the first opportunity to see and discuss the movie Rabbit Proof Fence. And, not just because of this move, they should immediately say "Sorry!" along with, and on behalf of, the rest of us.' Did the film have an affect on you personally? Ie.) Did it change your way of thinking at all about Australia and/or being an…

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