Research

National Library Oral Histories

More than 200 interviews with Australian survivors of institutional out-of-home Care by the National Library of Australia, between 2009 and 2012. Recordings and transcripts are available either online or by visiting the library in Canberra.

 


Who Am I?

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Colonisation / European invasion

Before British colonisation there were hundreds of Aboriginal nations living in cultures of rich tradition which did not produce the so-called 'unwanted', 'friendless' or 'dangerous' children who European society opted to place in institutions and other placements apart from their families and loved ones.