Without Consent exhibition information and videos

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Without Consent tour dates and locations

Museum of the Riverina
Corner Baylis and Morrow Streets
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
10 March 2017 – 24 June 2017

Margaret Whitlam Galleries
The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney
Corner James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road
Rydalmere NSW 2116                                       
7 July 2017 – 22 September 2017

Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy Street Grafton NSW 2460             
14 December 2017 – 21 January 2018

Albury Library Museum
Corner Kiewa and Swift Streets Albury NSW 2640
10 February 2018 – 8 April 2018

Qantas Founders Museum
Sir Hudson Fysh Drive Longreach Qld 4730
20 April 2018 – 29 July 2018

Venues and dates for the rest of the national tour are being negotiated and once confirmed will be made available. The National Archives is working closely with the Department of Social Services to ensure the broadest possible reach for the exhibition tour. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts' Visions of Australia program.

Without Consent opening

On 30 March 2015 the exhibition was opened by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Watch a recording of the Without Consent opening.

Speakers Corner

On 20 March 2015 the National Archives held a Speakers Corner with Dr Geoff Rickarby OAM. Dr Rickarby discussed forced adoptions as a social anomaly, the negative consequences and broader impact on families from a psychiatric perspective.
Watch a recording of the Speakers Corner.

Speakers Forum

On 21 March 2015 the National Archives held a Speakers Forum with eminent Australian academics who considered the question, 'What does a National Apology mean?'. Professor Nahum Mushin chaired the event with panel members former Senator Sue Boyce, Professor Mick Dodson, Dr Cate O'Neill, Dr Trevor Jordon and Dr Naomi Parry.
Watch a recording of the Speakers Forum.

Exhibition walk through

Follow Assistant Director-General Louise Doyle and Curator Amy Lay through the Without Consent exhibition.
Watch a recording of the exhibition walk through.

Without Consent video portraits

Nine videos of people from around Australia affected by forced adoptions. These videos are featured in the exhibition Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices.
View the video portraits.

Introduction to Without Consent featuring the National Apology

Introduction video to the exhibition Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices. This video features the National Apology. 
Watch the introduction to the Without Consent exhibition.