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    Australia’s Stolen Generation was a traumatizing event that took place starting in the early 1700’s and continues on to this very day. This situation is one where children were unjustifiably taken from their families and culture. This tragedy is perceived differently by two factions. The Australian government, viewing it as the protection of innocent souls from unfit living conditions. The Aboriginal population, on the other hand, views it as the government attempting to control their every move…

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    On the 13th of February, 2008, Mr Kevin Rudd gave an apology speech in Parliament House to apologise to the Aboriginals affected by the Stolen Generations. Since this speech occurred, no significant rights have changed as a result of the speech. Despite this, there has been a development to some rights and freedoms for Aboriginal people living in Australia. Prior to Mr Rudds' speech, no apology was ever made to Aboriginals for the suffering and loss that they went through. Mr Rudd was…

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    experiences of stolen generation that led to an Apology by the prime minister? “We today take this first step by acknowledging the past and laying claim to a future that embraces all Australians.” By Kevin Rudd. From the earliest 19s to 1970s, a number of native children were vigorously taken away from their families due to a number of different government policies. The generation of children who were separated from their families under these policies became to be known as the “Stolen…

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    governments so it is now possible to move forward into the future to right those wrongs. The day that Kevin Rudd made his apology speech, that was the beginning of a new chapter in Australia’s history. For the people that had been affected by the ‘Stolen Generations’ it was the start of a healing process and the healing for an entire nation. People now feel that there is a renewed energy to move forward with the spirit of forgiveness, friendship, and reconciliation, with a goal to close the gap…

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    policies by the governments of the time. This essay examines government policies primarily in Queensland of segregation and integration of Queensland’s Indigenous peoples and how this led to the removal of Indigenous children from their families (Stolen Generations). Crucial to the understanding of the colonisers’ actions are the ideologies that underpinned their policies known as scientific racism. In Queensland the Aboriginals Protection and Prohibition of the Sale of Opium Act 1897 (Qld) was…

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    white Australian culture, this is now known as “The Stolen Generation(s)” (Kennedy, 2011, p.333). This happened to an estimated one in three to one in ten Indigenous Australian children and then sent to organisations run by churches or government missions (Atkinson, 2005, p.73). This review will discuss the effects on the Stolen Generations on Indigenous children, in relation to their wellbeing and personal growth. Individually the Stolen Generations impacted Indigenous children greatly in…

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    stress is an important factor in the development of chronic disease. Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders bear a higher burden of this stress due to both ongoing and historic racism. One important example of this racism is the Stolen Generations, where more than 100,000 Aboriginal children were forcibly taken from their parents in accordance with government policy at the time. This practice began in the 1800s and persisted well into the 1960s.Ways through which health…

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    The Stolen Generation Elouise Campbell 8C The poem, The Stolen Generation, is a message about the loss of Aboriginal culture and the transformation into ‘white society’. The poet, David Keig, conveys the message that people get taken from their parents as merely babies, growing up in church schools, and turning those kids into ‘civilised’ people. The structure of this poem is a short lined, 8 verse poem developing the ideas of changing culture and religion. By using shorter lines, and stronger…

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    Ashton Waddington English 1 Mr. Underhill 15 Dec. 2015 The Life and Times of Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson began his sports career in high school, playing sports like track, basketball and football (“The Life of Jackie Robinson”). Jackie suffered many injustices during his professional career, but kept playing anyways. After he retired, Jackie was involved in many civil rights movements. Jackie’s legacy will always be remembered and honored. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding baseball player,…

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    “Stop and put your hands where I can see them!” The officer hollows as he continues running after the boy, who has the stolen loaf of bread cradled in his arm like a running back running a football. Donny bolts through the busy sidewalks filled with people. The officer continues behind him and radios in but is slowly losing track. “We have a 10-43 requesting backup on Yawkey way.” Donny has a 100 foot gap on the enervated officer. Donny reaches the street corner and makes the split-second…

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