The Nauru Files – Australia’s Other Stolen Generation – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Nauru Files – Australia’s Other Stolen Generation


Australia asylum seekers on the island of Nauru

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Long before Nauru, Australia had stolen Generations. During the years 1970-1970 thousands of aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their families, ‘to be placed in boys and girls homes, foster families or missions. At the age of eighteen they were released into white society mostly scarred for life by their experiences.’

Why were the children stolen? It is argued that the idea was to assimilate the aboriginal population into the white society through a process of ‘breeding out.’ The logic was to make Australian society completely white in three generations. The policy backfired and it remains a dark chapter in Australian history.  

In 2009 the Australian government apologized to the stolen generations; the trauma inflicted on its aboriginal population is still being felt today. Another dark chapter associated with Australia’s public policy has recently come to light…

Read more: The Nauru Files – Dr. Dhanpaul Narine 

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  • guyaneseonline  On August 28, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Nauru files: leaked reports read aloud in 10-hour vigil outside Australia House in London
    Organisers recite 8,000 pages to emphasise normalisation of violence for refugees held in indefinite detention

    The Guardian – 27 August 2016.

    Protesters have read aloud more than 2,000 leaked incident reports published by Guardian Australia of the Nauru files during a 10-hour vigil outside Australia House in London.

    The protest at the Australian high commission was organised by members of the International Alliance Against Mandatory Detention.

    The files, totalling more than 8,000 pages, include allegations of sexual abuse, torture and humiliation inflicted on children held by Australia in offshore detention.
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