The fight to save rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

From the late 1800’s to the 1970’s, Australia’s Federal and State and Territory Governments, together with church missionaries entered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia, and began removing their children.

They had no idea the damage and disastrous repercussions their actions would have on Australia’s First People, who not only lost their children, but also their pride, culture and land. This article discusses the resulting Aboriginal suicides which have occurred as a consequence and some measures taken to overcome this.

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