The Stolen Generations: competing histories

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Christopher Cook


The high rate of removal of Indigenous children from their families has produced a devastating impact on Aboriginal communities. In discussing how an ongoing failure to appreciate the intergenerational impact of forced removals has led to a failure in policy as well as the continued removal of Indigenous children from their communities today, this essay argues the importance of acknowledging the complexity of the Stolen Generations over simplistic narratives that foster divisiveness.

Stolen Generations; assimilation policy; history wars; interventionism

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Cook, C. (2018). The Stolen Generations: competing histories. NEW: Emerging Scholars in Australian Indigenous Studies, 4(1), 27-32.