April 15, 2020
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Tasmanian Aboriginal People are Resettled on Flinders Island
British Select Committee to examine the treatment of Indigeonous people
Established Aborigines Protection Board in Victoria To manage interests of Aborigines
Aboriginal Protection Act (Qld) allows the Chief Protector to move Aboriginal people onto and between reserves and hold children in dormitories
Australia becomes a federation. Census states that Aboriginal People will not be counted.
The Aborigines Act (WA) is passed. The Chief Protector is made the legal guardian of every Aboriginal and 'half-caste' child under 16 years old.
The Aborigines Protection Act (NSW) gives the Aborigines Protection Board power to assume full control and custody of the child of any Aborigine if a court found the child to be neglected
SA and NT gives the Chief Protector more control of every Aboriginal and 'half-caste' child.
The Aborigines Protection Amending Act (NSW) gives power to the Aboriginal Protection Board to separate Indigenous children from their families without the need to establish neglect in court.
The introduction of the Infants Welfare Act (Tas) is used to remove Indigenous children on Cape Barren Island from their families.
The NSW Aborigines Protection Board loses its power to remove Indigenous children
By 1969, all states have repealed the legislation allowing for the removal of Aboriginal children under the policy of 'protection'.
The first Link-Up Aboriginal Corporation is established in NSW
The Aboriginal Child Placement Principle is introduced in the Northern Territory
The Commonwealth Government establishes the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families.
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC) presents 'Bringing Them Home'
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, on behalf of the Australian Parliament, makes a historic national apology to the Stolen Generations.
The Federal Parliament passes a Motion of Reconciliation expressing “deep and sincere regret over the removal of Aboriginal children from their parents" but stops short of apologising.
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