Last person to be Executed in Australia EXECUTED THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 3, 1967 Eleven hours before the time he was due to hang, Ronald Ryan was joking with his warders, and was in good spirits, in his H division cell at Pentridge. Ryan’s constant companion during the past few weeks, the Reverend Father John Brosnan, said this when he left the […]
Beginning in 1910, non-Indigenous Australians began to take Aboriginal children from their homes and families. These children, known as the Stolen Generation, were either given to white families -- to be raised as white children -- or to institutions and orphanages where they were forced to assimilate to white society. Between 1910 and 1970, when the practice stopped, over 100,000 children had been separated from their families and culture.