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    Without Consent tour dates and locations

    Location

    Open

    Closes

    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.