Without Consent tour dates and locations
The tour of Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices has concluded.
The National Archives worked closely with the Department of Social Services to ensure the broadest possible reach for the exhibition tour. This project was 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.
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.
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.