- By Anna Haebich

Broken Circles

  • Title: Broken Circles
  • Author: Anna Haebich
  • ISBN: 9781863683050
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Broken Circles This major work reveals the dark heart of the history of the Stolen Generations in Australia It shows that from the earliest times of European colonization Aboriginal Australians experienced the tra

    This major work reveals the dark heart of the history of the Stolen Generations in Australia It shows that, from the earliest times of European colonization, Aboriginal Australians experienced the trauma of loss and separation, as their children were abducted, enslaved, institutionalized, and culturally remodeled Providing a moving and comprehensive account of this tragiThis major work reveals the dark heart of the history of the Stolen Generations in Australia It shows that, from the earliest times of European colonization, Aboriginal Australians experienced the trauma of loss and separation, as their children were abducted, enslaved, institutionalized, and culturally remodeled Providing a moving and comprehensive account of this tragic history, this study covers all Australian colonies, states, and territories The analysis spans 200 years of white occupation and intervention, from the earliest seizure of Aboriginal children, through their systematic state removal and incarceration, and on to the harsh treatment of families under the assimilation policies of the 1950s and 1960s The resistance struggle and achievements of Aboriginal people in defending their communities, regaining their rights and mending the broken circles of family life provides a compelling parallel story of determination and courage.

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    1. I highly recommend this wonderful book, which provides a carefully researched and deeply moving account of some of the less well known aspects of Australia's history since European settlement. (I read this as I was writing my 2011 novel The Indigo Sky, and found it deeply inspiring and informative.)

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