The Stolen Generation. Young Australian children taken from their families because the were mixed race. They called them Half-Caste, they were placed in orphanages some never to be returned to their families. This practice went on up until 1970.
School resources · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Getting it together from colonies for Federation. Free downloadable teachers guide including Australian Curriculum History links.
Check out these old back-and-white photos of Australia during the 1870 gold rush. These mostly show the town’s inhabitants standing proudly in the dusty town or right in front of their establishments — like a butcher shop and an undertaker’s shop — and staring right into the lens. The pictures are beautifully lit, and they [...]