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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 They Took on a Life of Their Own
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    y In the Best Interest of the Child? : Stolen Children : Aboriginal Pain, White Shame Tikka Jan Wilson (editor), Canberra : Aboriginal History Inc. , 1997 Z1598822 1997 anthology poetry life story short story oral history correspondence (taught in 1 units)

    'Separating Aboriginal children from family and community began as soon as Europeans set foot on our land. The belief that it is in the best interest of Aboriginal children to be removed from Aboriginal culture and assimilated into White culture has justified the systematic disruption of Aboriginal families. This book traces the history of removing Aboriginal children in New South Wales and contains testimonies of Aboriginals whose lives have been profoundly and painfully altered by separation. The book grew out of a submission of Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation to the 1996 Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC) National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families.' (Publisher)

    Canberra : Aboriginal History Inc. , 1997
    pg. 10
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