Tag Archives: Stolen Generations

Stolen, Again (and Again)

I’ve been continuing to work my way through the The Macquarie Pen Anthology of Aboriginal Literature at a slow pace, and am continually delighted by what I’m finding there. The early emphasis on documentary history has given way, towards the middle of … Continue reading

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Sorry

Two books exploring encounters between Indigenous Australians and “explorers” of some stripe have been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award this year. Alex Miller’sLandscape of Farewell (Allen & Unwin 2007) is a follow-up to his Journey to the Stone Country (Allen & Unwin, … Continue reading

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Pictures That Say Sorry

When I got back to work today, I found that my kind colleague Dave had saved the February 13 issue of the New York Times for me. I wanted to share a photograph of the front page here, even if reproducing a … Continue reading

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Sorry Day

Brendan Nelson said “Sorry.” John Howard’s successor as head of the Coalition, in Opposition, apologized to the members of the Stolen Generation today in Parliament. Just think about it. It was amazing to be able to watch Rudd and Nelson … Continue reading

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Stolen Generations / True Stories

I. Current Affairs It’s been a tough week for reading the news. It was bad enough reading the likes of ABC’s reports (here and here, for example) on the Coalition’s attempts to undermine Rudd’s forthcoming apology on February 13 by insisting that … Continue reading

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Personal and Political: Two Perspectives on the Stolen Generations

“Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.” –John Donne, Meditation XVII Since the elections last November, the issue of an apology to the members of the Stolen Generations has been the topic most often discussed when the … Continue reading

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