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MY ABORIGINAL PROJECT FOR SCHOOL!

MY ABORIGINAL PROJECT FOR SCHOOL!

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  • ABORIGINALS! BY LACEY PAAKA
  • Aboriginal people have been living continuously in Australia for more than 50,000 years.
  • From the 1890s till 1970s approximately 100,000 aboriginal children were taken away from their families and made wards of the state.
  • Many children were fostered or adopted after spending time in the children's home.
  • Children were bought up ‘white’ and taught to reject their aboriginality.
  • From 1909 to 1969 governments, churches and welfare bodies were able to take aboriginal children away.
  • These children were bought up in institutions or fostered out to white families.
  • THESE CHILDREN ARE KNOWN AS THE STOLEN GENERATION!
  • One of many places, children from the stolen generation were forced to live in very poor conditions.
  • Aboriginal children were taken from their families from all over Australia.
  • NATIONAL SORRY DAY!
  • The national sorry day is held on the 26th of May each year since 1988.
  • The Australian government Kevin Rudd said sorry on the 13th of February 2008. The prime minister Kevin Rudd offered a broad apology to all the aboriginals and the stolen generation for their profound grief, suffering and loss.
  • The governments truly believed the stolen generation was the absolute right thing to do.
  • Aboriginals had NO choice but to follow the ‘white’ culture.
  • Most of the stolen children were raised in a church. Some were fostered or adopted by ‘white’ parents. They were totally cut off from their aboriginality.
  • The children were not aloud to go home and their parents received no encouragement to visit.
  • Brothers and sisters might see each other every two or three years but often not at all though. They were punished when they were caught talking their aboriginal language.
  • Some children never learned anything traditional and received a little bit of education. But some aboriginal children learned no education.
  • Instead the girls were trained to be domestic servants and the boys to be stockmen.
  • Many suffered physical, mental and sexual abuse. Food and living conditions were very poor for the aboriginal children.
  • One man stated that he was kept locked up in a shed for several days and told to eat hay.
  • The girls were slaves that needed to scrub, iron, wash and sew or they worked on vegetable gardens or dairy farms.
  • Many children believed that their parents hadn’t been able to care for them or their parents didn’t want them.
  • THANK YOU FOR LISTENING BY LACEY P