The Stolen Generations
A documentary collection
This documentary collection was assembled before the debate at the Melbourne Writers' Festival on September 3 2006 on the question of the stolen generations.
For several years Andrew Bolt has been informing his readers in the Melbourne Herald Sun that the claim that between 1900 and 1970 thousands of mixed descent aboriginal children were removed from their mothers, families and communities involuntarily and without justifiable cause for racist reasons is an un-Australian, left-wing myth.
This collection is based on a selection of documents in government archives and some representative testimonies from those who experienced the removals directly. Its purpose is to allow those attending the debate to assess Bolt's claim.
Robert Manne, September 3 2006