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Month: June 2018 (page 1 of 3)

It’s bye to blogJune

We’re at the end of blogJune! Find links to all our stories, let us know what you’ve liked (or didn’t like) & if you haven’t yet, get cracking on the site survey
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Reblog – That’s what happened to me

“Following reports that every child in detention in the NT is Aboriginal, this is a reblog of a piece first published 2 years ago, after Four Corners first aired its investigation into Don Dale”
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The MIRRA Project: Memory – Identity – Rights in Records – Access

“I don’t need to make the case for the value of these records or the importance of good recordkeeping, or explain the devastating impact of poor practice on people’s lives. The work that has been done in Australia in advocating for improved systems and culture of access, and for the rights of care experienced people to their histories and identities, has been both a model and an inspiration…”
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Child Endowment records in Canberra

This blog post is to share some good news about newly-available records at the National Archives of Australia (NAA) in Canberra. The records relate to the payment of child endowment to children’s institutions by the Commonwealth government.
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Dispersed Records, Displaced Children

The different types of movements, changes and dislocations that children experienced while in ‘care’, impacted on the creation of, and later access to, their records
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Revisiting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Reading the reports from the deaths in custody Royal Commission, there are many ideas which still resonate today – about access to archival records, about the intergenerational legacy of institutionalisation, about justice.
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Have you done the site survey yet?

If you haven’t done the site survey yet, now’s the perfect time! We need your voice to help us build the find & connect web resource of all our dreams. And it’ll only take a few minutes.
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The Foundling Museum, London

Babies, usually from unwed mothers, were handed in to the Foundling Hospital until 1954. They were registered with a number & given a new name to disguise any connections to their birth families.
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Implementing a Care Model at the University of Melbourne Archives

In 2017, the University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) undertook a comprehensive program to improve access to records related to Care Leavers. This is how those records became more accessible.
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Update on the NZ Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care

Belinda Battley of NZ provided feedback on the draft terms of reference for NZ’s Royal Commission into child abuse. Here’s an update from that meeting.
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