SA Memorial

Located in Peace Park, corner of Sir Edwin Smith Avenue and Brougham Place.

"In honour of children who suffered abuse in institutional and out of home care. We have grown though awareness and unity. We celebrate our courage, strength and resilience. We are no longer forgotten. Dedicated to the future protection and nurturing of all children."

Colebrook Blackwood Reconciliation Park (SA)

Colebrook Home was a Children's Institution in South Australia, for Aboriginal children. Colebrook Reconciliation Park, one of the institution's former sites, is a memorial to the children and families who were separated and sent there. Two statues - “the Fountain of Tears” and the “Grieving Mother” - have been created and installed there.

Key organisations: Colebrook Tji Tji Tjuta, Blackwood Reconciliation Group, Aboriginal Lands Trust.

Further reading:
Atkinson-Phillips, A. (2018) Commemoration as Witnessing: 20 Years of Remembering the Stolen Generations at Colebrook Reconciliation Park. De arte. 53 (2-3), 103–121.

City of Mitcham

Monuments Australia

State Library of South Australia

Find and Connect

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