Stolen Generations to tell their stories

On the eve of the second anniversary of the apology to members of the Stolen Generations by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, the National Library of Australia will launch a special website featuring oral history interviews with people who were involved in or affected by the removal of Indigenous children from their families.

This important oral history project was funded by the Commonwealth Government in 1997 in response to the first recommendation of Bringing Them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families.

The aim of the project has been to collect and preserve the stories of affected Indigenous people and others, such as police, missionaries and administrators.

Because of their sensitive nature, the Bringing Them Home interviews are being made available - in collaboration with the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs – in consultation with the people interviewed or their next of kin.

What: Bringing Them Home website goes live
Where: http://www.nla.gov.au/digicoll/bringing-them-home-online.html
When: Friday 12 February 2010

Curator of Oral History and Folklore at the National Library of Australia, Kevin Bradley, is available for interview.

Media Contact:
Sally Hopman, Media Liaison Manager, National Library of Australia
02 6262 1704 or 0401 226 697 or shopman@nla.gov.au