Aboriginal And/Or Torres Strait Islander Specific


Boorndawan Willam Healing Service (BWAHS) is an Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisation specialising in family violence healing services, in Melbourne's eastern metropolitan area.

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More information: bwahs.com.au/


Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation (NTSGAC) is a community organisation run for and by Stolen Generations. Established in the Northern Territory to provide support, services, information and advocacy for Stolen Generations and their families in NT.

Link: www.ntsgac.org.au/

The Coorlbaroo Club (WA)

The Coorlbaroo Club was a music venue in East Perth, founded by Aboriginal music fans and activists to create a place where culture could be shared, and political movements for equality nurtured.

Key people: Jack and Bill Poland, Helena Murphy, George Abdullah, Bill Bodney, Tommy Bropho.

The Native Union (WA)

The Native Union was formed by Aboriginal activists in WA. Its aim was “to secure equality for Aborigines in all spheres of West Australian cultural and social life”, through the establishment of cultural centres with educational facilities in metropolitan and country areas (State Library WA).

Key people: William Harris

Further Reading: "Early Aboriginal Civil Resistance in WA", Overland, 2018

Deputation to WA Premier

A group of Aboriginal men met with the WA Premier to advocate for repeal of the Aborigines Act 1905.

Key Organisations: The Native Union.

Key People: William Harris, Edward Harris, Norman Cleaver Harris, Algernon Kickett, Edward Jacobs, Wilfred Morrison, William Bodney.

Links: Western Mail, 15 March, 1928

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.


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

Colebrook Blackwood Reconciliation Park (SA)

Colebrook Home was a Children's Institution in South Australia, for Aboriginal children. Colebrook Reconciliation Park, on of the institution's former sites, is a memorial to the children and families who were separated and sent 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. [Online] 53 (2-3), 103–121.

City of Mitcham

Bringing Them Home Report

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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.