Australia Quiz. Dust Echoes. Bringing them home - Frequently asked questions about the National Inquiry. Following the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families and the release of the report Bringing them home several questions have been frequently asked and statements made about the Inquiry’s findings and recommendations.
Most of these have focussed on issues such as why Australians should acknowledge and apologise for past removals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families; why those children were removed and why it was genocide; why do the "Stolen Generations" deserve compensation; and why do Indigenous people still talk about their children being separated today. 1. Why is so much of the report focused on the past? What we need to do is look at the present and the future, not dwell on the past. The National Inquirys first term of reference, as outlined by the Attorney-General in May 1995, required the Australian Human Rights Commission to: It never goes away.
Why me, why was I taken? Back to Top. RightsED - Bringing them home - 4. The effects across generations - Resource sheet. Back to Bringing them home Bringing them home Download Resource sheet PDF or Word Note: This overview is based primarily on the Bringing them home report as well as other sources and provides a background to the policies and practices that authorised the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.
It is not intended to be used as a comprehensive historical document. When the then Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (now the Australian Human Rights Commission) heard testimonies from Indigenous people who were removed as children, it heard of their immediate experiences when they were younger. It also heard of the effects that these experiences had on their lives as they grew into adults. The effects of this history on peoples' lives and Indigenous communities are many and varied. It is important to keep in mind that the removal policies effected generations of Indigenous people. Separation from primary carer Mental and physical health Drug use. Australia Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers. Australia Quiz Questions 1) What is the meaning of Australia?
A) North land b) East land c) West land d) South land 2) Which animal carries its babies in a pouch? A) Lion b) Tiger c) Kangaroo d) Zebra Don Bradman posing with his “Don Bradman” Sykes brand bat (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 3) Which animal lays eggs? 4) When is Australia Day? 5) Which of the following is not a State?
6) Which Australian captain declared the innings in a Test when his individual score reached 334 equalling that of Don Bradman? 7) What is Don Bradman’s Test batting average? Paul Keating in 2007. A guide to Australia’s Stolen Generations - Creative Spirits. Detail of the ‘Great Australian Clock’, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney.
Note that the artist confined Aboriginal men to the painted background, seemingly ignorant of the situation. You can view the clock from the highest level inside the building. One of the darkest chapters of Australian history was the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families. Children as young as babies were stolen from their families to be placed in girls and boys homes, foster families or missions. At the age of 18 they were ‘released’ into white society, most scarred for life by their experiences.
These Aboriginal people are collectively referred to as the ‘Stolen Generations’ because several generations were affected. Many Aboriginal people are still searching for their parents and siblings. I feel our childhood has been taken away from us and it has left a big hole in our lives. A guide to the Stolen Generations. The Stolen Generations’ Testimonies - About Stolen Generations. About this Project The ‘Stolen Generations’ Testimonies’ project is an initiative to record on film the personal testimonies of Australia’s Stolen Generations Survivors and share them online.
The Stolen Generations' Testimonies Foundation hopes the online museum will become a national treasure and a unique and sacred keeping place for Stolen Generations’ Survivors’ Testimonies. By allowing Australians to listen to the Survivors’ stories with open hearts and without judgement, the foundation hopes more people will be engaged in the healing process.
In 2009 more than thirty Stolen Generations’ Survivors shared their stories, their memories and themselves in the first round of interviews for the ‘Stolen Generations’ Testimonies Foundation’. These are their testimonies. From one of the SurvivorsDebra Hocking There’s nothing more powerful than the personal story.