Religious

SNAP Australia

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests was established in the United States in 1989. It has since inspired other SNAP Networks across the world, including in Australia. SNAP Australia collects and consolidates materials relating to clerical abuse, including in religious Care institutions.

http://www.snapaustralia.org/


CLAN - Australian Orphanage Museum

Care Leavers Australiasia Network (CLAN) manages and operates the Australian Orphanage Museum. Established in 2001 at the CLAN offices at the time in Bankstown, NSW, it is in Geelong, Victoria. Scheduled for official re-opening in 2023.


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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.