The forced removal of Aboriginal children by the Aborigines Welfare Board under the Aborigines Protection Act had individual and widespread
impacts on families and communities. Separated parents, children and siblings experienced trauma that has been passed down and continues to be felt today. The children removed by the Boards suffered an enduring loss of culture and belonging, with many
also suffering severe abuse and neglect. Past government actions have only responded to the symptoms of trauma.
To help address the trauma experienced by Stolen Generations survivors, as well as the intergenerational impact of this trauma, the
NSW Government has committed to deliver collective reparations through healing initiatives. This includes funding for the NSW Stolen
Generations Organisations and a Stolen Generations Healing Fund.
Stolen Generations Healing Fund
The NSW Government will establish a Stolen Generations Healing Fund of $5 million over 10 years. The Healing Fund will support
collective healing initiatives, which could include healing centres, keeping places and memorials. The Healing Fund will also
need to provide flexibility to meet future needs of Stolen Generations Survivors.
Further information will be posted on the Aboriginal Affairs website as it is available in 2018.
Stolen Generations Survivor Organisations Funding
As adults, survivors have revisited their experience and shared their understanding to support each other in the process of healing.
Through their representative Stolen Generations Organisations, survivors have developed the leadership to support their members
to achieve collective healing. The four independent NSW Stolen Generations Organisations, formed by Stolen Generations survivors,
Cootamundra Girls’ Aboriginal Corporation
Kinchela Boys’ Home Aboriginal Corporation
Children of the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home Incorporated
NSW/ACT Stolen Generations Council
The NSW Government recognises the important role that these Stolen Generations Organisations in NSW have played in supporting survivors
and their descendants. As part of the NSW Government response, financial support will be available to the four SGOs over the next