Acknowledgement Seats, NT

There are two "Acknowledgement Seats" in Northern Territory, on the Nighcliff Foreshore in Darwin, and in Alice Springs.

In acknowledgement of Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. In honour of the children who suffered abuse and neglect in institutional and out-of-home 'care'. This seat acknowledges the experiences you endured and offers a place for affirmation, remembrance and reflection.

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 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 monitoring the implementation of the Bringing Them Home Report. NTSGAC is part of the National Link Up Network.

Key activist organisations and people: Link Up.


Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme

Financial and wellbeing package for Stolen Generations survivors removed from their families in the Northern Territory, ACT, or Jervis Bay.

Bringing Them Home Report

A critically important text that paved the way for recognition of the Stolen Generations - the thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children removed from their families over generations of Colonisation in Australia. Written by the Australian Human Rights Commission as the Final Report of the “National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families”, which was the culmination of many years of advocacy by Aboriginal and Islander activists and survivors.

Key Organisations:  Australian Human Rights Commission

Who Am I?

A nationwide research project that focussed on recordkeeping and archiving practices for people who experienced Out-of-Home Care as children. It developed the web resource known as pathways, which eventually became Find & Connect. Key people and organisations: Cathy Humphreys, University of Melbourne; Gavin McCarthy, University of Melbourne; Shurlee Swain, Australian Catholic University; Leonie Sheedy, CLAN