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This resource has been superceded by a 2017 interactive resource for teachers and the public, see


Bringing them homeBringing them home (2010 education resource)

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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:

5. Track the 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

10. Global comparison

English resources/activities

11. Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington

12. Is that you Ruthie? A play by Ruth Hegarty

13. Stolen: A play by Jane Harrison