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10th Anniversary of the National Apology – Events

pinTo mark the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology, Find & Connect services around the country are holding events, listed here

What do you think of Find & Connect?

usabilitytestingiconThere’s not much time left to have your say into the future of findandconnect.gov.au. Take 10 minutes to do our 5 question survey & show us what works (& what doesn’t).
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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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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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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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Better Together – Keeping Find & Connect Updated With the Help of Care Leavers

Find & Connect is such a comprehensive resource because of the generosity and work of former residents of Homes & institutions. Here are some things we’ve done with their help
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