Learning about the Stolen Generation for National Reconciliation Week.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. In Darwin, we held a staff screening of Croker Island Exodus. A documentary about the 95 aboriginal children from the stolen generations who were trapped on Croker Island when the Japanese bombed Darwin in 1942. The documentary follows their journey from Croker Island to Barclay Point and across Arnhem Land by foot, canoe and truck.
We were very lucky to speak to some of those involved in this story, with special guests Netta Cahill, Linda Jackson, Eileen Cummings and Bernie Shields speaking to us about their experiences in Croker island and the Stolen Generations.
We can provide specialist counselling, records searching, family tracing, information and events to the Stolen Generations, through our Find and Connect Support Services.