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Stolen Generations

The Indigenous children forcibly removed from their families, primarily during the period of ‘protection’ legislation (c. 1890–1970). The National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal ...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
444 words

...physical (including sexual) and mental abuse. By 1997 the phrase Stolen Generations evoked the increasingly public grief and pain of Aboriginal Australians. Narrating their life stories as members of the Stolen Generation, individuals positioned themselves—tragically, honourably, and pathetically—within a new story of national ‘genocide’ . However, the conflicting non-Aboriginal responses to this shaming account of Australia made the senses of both ‘stolen’ and ‘generations’ subject to dispute. Bringing Them Home recommended a politics of...

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,546 words

... Generations The Stolen Generations debate was Australia's most emotive public Indigenous issue in the 1990s. Controversy surrounding exposure in the Bringing Them Home report and several court cases of the systematic removal of Indigenous children from their families by successive Australian governments prompted an unprecedented outpouring of grief and sympathy as well as anger, denial, and resentment across the nation. Forced separation of Indigenous children from their families for labour and assimilation occurred in settler colonies around the...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
282 words

...dismissed the claim, awarded $35 000 to a woman for sexual assaults that occurred during the late 1950s. Tasmania is the only jurisdiction to have introduced a compensation scheme. The Stolen Generations of Aboriginal Children Act 2006 (Tas) provides for ex gratia payments for Stolen Generations members. Prime Minister Rudd also formally apologised to the Stolen Generations ( see apology ). See also bringing them home report...

Stolen Generations

Stolen Generations  

The Indigenous children forcibly removed from their families, primarily during the period of ‘protection’ legislation (c. 1890–1970). The National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres ...
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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48 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
48 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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32 words
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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1,911 words
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Oxford University Press

...an apartment.) • “On November 6, 1908 , most historians agree that either a company of Bolivian cavalry, or four local police officers from el pueblo de la San Vicente, . . . shot Butch [Cassidy] and the [Sundance] Kid to death when they were discovered to be in possession of a stolen mule.” J. Lee Butts , Texas Bad Girls 112 ( 2001 ). (This seems to say that the historians reached an agreement on November 6, 1908 , not that they agree about the events of that date. A possible rewrite: Most historians agree that on November 6, 1908 . . . .) C. Clear...

stolen

stolen  

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Stolen fruit is sweet proverbial saying, early 17th century, meaning that the knowledge that something is forbidden makes it more attractive; in late Middle English Chaucer in the Parson's Tale says, ...
country and western

country and western  

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Popular music originally associated with rural areas of s USA. The music typically features sentimental lyrics and instrumental music played with stringed instruments such as the guitar, banjo, or ...
Link-Up

Link-Up  

Is an agency founded in Sydney in 1980 that assists thousands of Aboriginal people who were taken from their homes as children. The agency helps people both to re-establish links ...
Burnum Burnum

Burnum Burnum  

(1936–97),Aboriginal rights activist, was born to the Wurunjeri people at Wallaga Lake on the south coast of NSW. He was taken from his parents as a baby and was ...
White Australia

White Australia  

As a national ideal developed in the last decade of the nineteenth century, when politicians and journalists began to articulate a vision of a future Australia inhabited only by ‘white’ ...
Kruger v Commonwealth

Kruger v Commonwealth  

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(1997).The ‘Stolen Generations Case’ was the first opportunity for the High Court to consider the legal infringements and remedies resulting from the policy of the forcible removal of indigenous ...
Aboriginal protection

Aboriginal protection  

Was constantly debated, as the moving frontier created new groups of dispossessed Aborigines. Could they be ‘civilised’ through contact with whites, or did they need to be protected by being ...
robbers

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Local oral history often preserved reasonably accurate memories of the crimes of robbers, smugglers, and highwaymen for several generations, especially if the inns they frequented and the gallows and ...
Aboriginal history

Aboriginal history  

Refers to the history of indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) peoples in Australia, and is frequently used as a shorthand for one aspect of that history, their interactions with ...
Aboriginality

Aboriginality  

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A term coined by Indigenous Australian anthropologist and activist Marcia Langton to conceptualize the disparity between representations of Indigenous Australians in film and media and their actual ...
Colonial

Colonial  

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Is a word which in Australia refers to the period between 1788, when the first British colony, NSW, was established, and 1901, when NSW and the other five colonies were ...
cross-cultural

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[De]Pertaining to diverse cultures; systematic comparison between several societies.

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