The Resource Time for truth : speaking the unspeakable - genocide and apartheid in the "Lucky" country | a combined review/article of The Stolen Children: their stories, edited by Carmel Bird, Sue Stanton

Time for truth : speaking the unspeakable - genocide and apartheid in the "Lucky" country | a combined review/article of The Stolen Children: their stories, edited by Carmel Bird, Sue Stanton

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Time for truth : speaking the unspeakable - genocide and apartheid in the "Lucky" country | a combined review/article of The Stolen Children: their stories, edited by Carmel Bird
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Time for truth
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  • speaking the unspeakable - genocide and apartheid in the "Lucky" country
  • a combined review/article of The Stolen Children: their stories, edited by Carmel Bird
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Sue Stanton
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eng
Summary
Review of Carmel Bird's book 'The Stolen Children: Their Stories' which contains additional stories not contained in the Bringing Them Home report; preface by Sir Ronald Wilson; people's difficulty with the personal nature of the submissions; viewed as being mere stories; need for acknowledgement of past injustices; Bringing Them Home report stops short of accusations of human rights violations; the effects of separation including trauma, loss of language, culture and family life; effect of the trauma described by the Sydney Mental Health Unit as incalculable; the legacy of separation; sceptic and critics dismissing the stolen generation's trauma as inconsequential, overstated or not important; Raimond Gaita's article on his own change of attitude; notion of seeking criminal trials instead of an apology; human rights abuse; definition of genocide set out by Professor Raphael Lemkin which makes special reference to the separation of families; stolen wages; need for Australian government apology; fear of destruction of Australia's egalitarian image; symbolic apologies not ample; South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission; John Howard's apparent belief that only whites and others besides Aborigines are Australian; branding reports as black armband; initial response to the report is disbelief; commitment to reconciliation; denail of history as a deliberate and resolute attempt at hiding a murky past; denial of guilt; the victimes viewed as the perpetrators
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Stanton, Sue
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  • Bird, Carmel
  • Howard, John
  • Herron, John
  • Lemkin, Raphael
  • Wilson, Ronald Darling
  • National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families (Australia).
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Time for truth : speaking the unspeakable - genocide and apartheid in the "Lucky" country | a combined review/article of The Stolen Children: their stories, edited by Carmel Bird, Sue Stanton
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Bibliography note
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7 p.
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Time for truth : speaking the unspeakable - genocide and apartheid in the "Lucky" country | a combined review/article of The Stolen Children: their stories, edited by Carmel Bird, Sue Stanton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Extent
7 p.

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