In 1997, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (now the Australian Human Rights Commission) released its report Bringing them home: National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. Following this, the Commission received extensive requests from teachers for information about the report.
The resources on this site have been developed in response to this request. There are a variety of worksheets that can be used in either the classroom or in the community.
Warning: These materials may contain images of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons.
Activities / resources downloads
Activities / resources
1. About the Inquiry
2. Personal stories
3. Bringing them home DVD
4. The effects across generations
Activities that explore elements of Australian Indigenous history:
6. Australia – a national overview
7. Using sources
8. History and Laws
Activities to help students develop civic responsibility:
9. Responses to the Inquiry
Responses from governments, churches and community available at: www.humanrights.gov.au/social_justice/bth_report/