Aboriginal genealogy Stolen Generation information

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Thousands of files documenting the lives of Aboriginal people removed from their families under former government policies have been consolidated by the State Government, making it easier for family members to conduct research.

More than 21,000 stored by the Department for Child Protection have been transferred to the Family History Unit at the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, where they have been digitised for easier access.

The move effectively creates a "one-stop shop" for those seeking to trace their family history, and aligns with recommendations from the Bringing Them Home report.

Western Australia's Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt, whose own father was removed, said it was a significant development......
in The Tree House by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 6 (68.9k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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That would be a very good thing as long as proper privacy rules are in place. We have experienced privacy issues with personnel information of aboriginal students of religious schools here in Canada. It is a very dark part of Canadian history.
by George Churchill G2G6 Mach 8 (85.1k points)
Along these lines there should probably be included the usual disclaimer about the dead. It's a sensitive issue.
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Thanks for sharing this information Susan. It is a great resource for those wishing to trace their families
by Simon Ross G2G6 Mach 2 (20.3k points)

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