Beyond apologies: the stolen generations and the churches

Author(s)

Briskman, Linda

Abstract

The complicity of state and church in the removal and placement of Aboriginal children in Australia has been well documented. Since the investigation by the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families, a number of churches have apologised for their participation in these practices. Alongside the apologies, churches have engaged in activities of reconciliation. This paper documents a research project, commissioned by the Minajalku Aboriginal Corporation, to explore the role of churches and church agencies in Victoria.

Publication year

2001

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Children Australia, Vol. 26, no. 3 (2001), pp. 4-8

ISSN

1035-0772

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Copyright

Copyright © 2001.

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