The Stolen Generation Term Paper by ABCs

The Stolen Generation
A discussion on conflict resolution for indigenous people in the 21st century.
# 113174 | 3,251 words | 17 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 22, 2009 in History (Australian) , Anthropology (Australian)

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This paper discusses how indigenous people, particularly the Aboriginal people in Australia, were adversely affected by nation-building activities. The paper gives a short historical and social background of the indigenous people of Australia and explains how policies such as the Child Removal Policy and thy Aboriginal Protection Act 1869 were often traumatic for the Aboriginals and often resulted in adverse social outcomes. The paper also discusses what is done today for the cause of reconciliation with the Aboriginal people of Australia.

Historical and Social Background
Indigenous Australians and the Impact of British settlement (1788)
"Protection" and Segregation of Aboriginal People in the 19th Century
Stolen Generation
Emergence of the Child Removal Policy and Policy in Practice
Consequences and Effects of the Aboriginal Protection Act 1869
Public Awareness
Acknowledgement and Apology

From the Paper:

"Perhaps as no other time in history, people around the world are reexamining how their countries can into existence and what types of actions were taken to achieve nationhood. In many cases, these reexaminations of the past have required a stark analysis of how indigenous people were adversely affected by these nation-building activities and what can be done to day to make things right. This process has taken place around the world in places such as the United States in their efforts to resolve a collective national guilt over slavery and the Indian Removal Act, as well as in Canada for their treatment of indigenous people. Likewise, Australia is attempting to resolve its own collective national guilt over its notorious treatment of Aboriginal peoples throughout the country over the past 220 years, but not everyone is of a like mind concerning how best to resolve these longstanding issues."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aboriginal Protection Act. (2008). National Archives of Australia. [Online]. Available: http://
  • Attwood, B. & Markus, A. (1999). The struggle for Aboriginal rights: A documentary history. St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.
  • Australia. (2008). U.S. government: CIA world factbook. [Online]. Available: https://www.
  • Bringing them home - The report. (1996). Australian Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. [Online]. Available:
  • Brooks, R. L. (2004). Atonement and forgiveness: A new model for black reparations. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

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