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  1. Stolen Generations

    The Stolen Generations were the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments. The removals occurred in the period between approximately 1909 and 1969, although in some places children were still being taken until the 1970s. The extent of the removal of children, and the reasoning behind their removal, are contested. Documentary evidence, such as newspaper articles and reports to parliamentary committees, suggest a range of rationales. Motivations evident include child protection, beliefs that given their catastrophic population decline after white contact that Aboriginal people would "die out", and a fear of miscegenation by full-blooded Aboriginal people. Terms such as "stolen" were used in the context of taking children from their families – the Hon P. McGarry, a member of the Parliament of New South Wales, objected to the Aborigines Protection Amending Act 1915 which then enabled the Aborigines' Protection Board to remove Aboriginal children from their parents without having to establish that they were in any way neglected or mistreated; McGarry described the policy as "steal[ing] the child away from its parents". In 1924, in the Adelaide Sun an article stated "The word 'stole' may sound a bit far-fetched but by the time we have told the story of the heart-broken Aboriginal mother we are sure the word will not be considered out of place."

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How to say stolen generations in sign language?

  1. stolengenerations

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stolen generations in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stolen generations in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • Janne Bourne
    We still take aboriginal children to protect them (as we do for whites). Rudd's apology was therefore nonsense.."never again" . By the way the original definition after the Bringing Them Home Report was children taken from good homes BECAUSE they aboriginal to breed out their aboriginality. This has been found to be wrong (a tiny number if anything) 
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