Going Home Conference (NT)

More than 600 Aboriginal people who had been forcibly removed from their families as children came together in Darwin for the “Going Home” Conference. It focussed on issues like access to archival records, rights and access to land, compensation, and other options for people in the Northern Territory. It was organised by the Kari Aboriginal Child Care Agency. “The concept of the conference was promoted within the Stolen Generations ex-resident groups. These groups … are: Garden Point, Croker Island, Retta Dixon, Groote Eylandt and Kahlin Compound established in the Top End; and the Bungalow, St. Mary’s and St. John’s established in Central Australia” (from “The long road home: the Going Home Conference”, eds Jacqui Katona, Chip Mackinolty).