Yarning Circle

The Stolen Generations

In the 1900s many Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children were forcibly removed from their families because the Australian government wrongly believed that it would make their lives better to grow up in white families. Children were considered more adaptable than adults and the government believed they could make these children forget about their families, allowing First Nations Peoples to ‘die out’.

These policies have had a devastating impact both on the people who were taken away from their families, their following generations and their communities. Listen to Florence Onus’ story here, or explore the other case studies of people affected here

Plan and produce a podcast series to teach others about the Stolen Generations and the impact this period of Australia’s history has on First Nations Peoples of Australia both then and now. 

Use these resources to help you get started:

The Stolen Generations