QLD

Queensland Historic Abuse Memorial

Located at Emma Miller Place, Roma St, Brisbane.

In memory of all the children who suffered and of those who did not survive abuse in Church and State Children’s institutions and homes in Queensland. “For there is nothing hidden, except that it should be made known, neither was anything made secret out that it should come to light.”

Key organisations: Historic Abuse Network (HAN)


SNAICC National Conference

The Secretariat of the National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) resolved at its Brisbane conference in 1990 to demand an Inquiry into the removal of Aboriginal Children. SNAICC called for a Human Rights Commission Inquiry rather than a Royal Comission, because it had learnt during the Royal Commission into Deaths in Custody that that format would be too formal, and would exclude meaningful participation by Aboriginal people


The Leaving of Liverpool

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Children's Services Act 1965 (QLD)

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Bringing Them Home Report

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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.