Cubillo and Gunner Cases (NT)

The Cubillo and Gunner cases were chosen as "lead cases" by the Northern Australian Legal Aid Service Stolen Generation Litigation Unit, in an attempt to establish legal precedent for Stolen Generations cases. They argued that there had been a breach of duty of care by the Commonwealth through inadequate supervision and monitoring of the Retta Dixon Home in Darwin and the St Mary’s Hostel in Alice Springs, where the litigants Lorna Cubillo and Peter Gunner had spent part of their respective childhoods.

"My Brown Skin Baby"

Bob Randall’s song “My Brown Skin Baby” has been described as “the first anthem of the Stolen Generations”. “Tjilpi” Bob Randall was a Yankunytjatjara musician, writer and leader. Aged seven he was removed from his mother and taken to Alice Springs and then Arnhem Land, far from his home. The song, which was based on his own family’s experiences, came to popular attention through the ABC’s documentary series Chequerboard, when it was featured in an episode called “My Brown Skin Baby, They Take ‘im Away.”


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).

NT Youth Detention Royal Commission

The Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry in the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory (NT), triggered by revelations of intense mistreatment at the Don Dale Youth Justice facility in Darwin, examined conditions for incarcerated children in the NT. It found that that youth detention centres in the NT were not fit for accommodating children. Chapter 35 covers what it describes as “the crossover of care and detention”, and included a range of recommendations aimed at addressing the connection between out-of-home care and the criminal justice system.

Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (ACT, NT)

The Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (ACT, NT) is a financial and wellbeing package for Stolen Generations survivors removed from their families in the Northern Territory, ACT, or Jervis Bay. Applications to the scheme are open between 1 March 2022 and 28 February 2026.

Acknowledgement Seats, NT

There are two "Acknowledgement Seats" in the Northern Territory, one on the Nightcliff Foreshore in Darwin, and one in Alice Springs. They are a joint initiative of Relationships Australia Northern Territory, the local governments of Darwin and Alice Springs, the Alliance for Forgotten Australians, and the Find and Connect Program (Commonwealth Government).


The Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation (NTSGAC) was established to provide support, services, information and advocacy for Stolen Generations and their families in the NT. It provides direct support for Stolen Generations and their families, inter-generational healing and identity strengthening activities, information about national issues for individuals, and monitors the implementation of the Bringing Them Home Report. NTSGAC is part of the National Link Up Network.