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Report of Investigation Queensland Government

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This document was compulsory reporting under the Infant Life Protection Act it was used to report to the Government the birth of an illegitimate baby...

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Stolen Babies - Broken Hearts: Forced Adoption in Australia 1881-1987

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Doctoral thesis contextualising the phenomena of Forced Adoption historically and including a longitudinal research study contrasting the lived...

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Submissions received by the Committee - Commonwealth Contribution to Former Forced Adoption Policies

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Commonwealth Contribution to Former Forced Adoption Policies and Practices - link to submissions from Senate inquiry

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Sunraysia Adoption Support Group

Newspaper article

A Sunraysia Adoption support group representative has been asked to present a paper at the 1994 National Adoption Conference.

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The Broken Bond: Stolen Babies Stolen Motherhood Viewed Through a Trauma Perspective

Academic Works

An overview of the mental health damage caused through the violence of separation of mother and baby at the birth. The ongoing trauma of being...

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The thin end of the wedge: Are past draconian adoptive practices re-emerging in the 21st century?

Academic Works

Public submission to the National Human Rights Consultation originally published on-line by the Human Rights Commission and referred to by Dr. Daryl...

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Wanted a Family

Newspaper article

Babies deferred for issues such as race, disability etc

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Request for details

Correspondence

Images from Bethesda Mothers Home 1954, baby on the right side of these images is baby Nanette Wilma (so named Wilma after the babies father William...

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Submissions received by the Committee - Commonwealth Contribution to Former Forced Adoption Policies

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Commonwealth Contribution to Former Forced Adoption Policies and Practices - link to submissions from Senate inquiry

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Sunraysia Adoption Support Group

Newspaper article

Announcing the foundation of a support group for all those affected by adoption in the Mildura area.

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Tasmania's shocking secret

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Links in the past and the baby farms with the anecdotal evidence of baby trading in the late 1940's through top late 1960's in Tasmania

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The White Stolen Generation And Its Meaning For Women’s Citizenship In Australia

Academic Works

An Honour Thesis that discusses the meaning of citizenship, its historical development and what rights are presumed when one is an Australian citizen...

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They find it a hard, hard task, playing God.

Newspaper article

Babies that were matched by machine disputing the “specially chosen spiel of adopters”

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Where darkness resides: suicide and being adopted – is there a connection of elevated risk?

Academic Works

Further research is required into the prevalence of suicide and adopted persons in Australia. This paper is exploratory in nature to open debate on...

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