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Abducted by aliens: The stolen children



Extract: The first significant attempts by Europeans to intervene in the lives of Aboriginal children date back to the early 19th Century when white families took indigenous children into their homes in an attempt to educate and civilise members of what was then viewed as a ’barbarous race’. The aim was to produce ’useful citizens’ in Anglo-Saxon terms

Topics: Aboriginal children, Torres Strait Islander children, removal, Aboriginal Protection Board
Publisher: ePublications@bond
Year: 1998
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