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More than $1 million for Stolen Generations community reparations projects

27 September

More than $1 million for Stolen Generations community reparations projects

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A total of $1.25 million will be allocated to 20 projects to recognise, inform and contribute to the healing process as part of the state government’s Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme.

One of the recipients, Murray Bridge High School, has been granted more than $92,000 to record the oral histories of members of the Stolen Generations in the region.

Following a comprehensive assessment process involving an Aboriginal Reference Group, the following organisations will be funded through the Community Reparations Fund to undertake a variety of projects:

  • Aboriginal Health Council SA ($95,000) – creating a healing and memorial garden to share the story of the Stolen Generations
  • Aboriginal Lands Trust ($105,750) – site improvements at the Colebrook Reconciliation Park, Eden Hills
  • Ara Irititja Aboriginal Corporation ($90,000) – research to update the Ara Irititja database to enable improved access to Aboriginal family histories
  • Ardagula Aboriginal Corporation ($42,293) – projects to preserve history and language at Oodnadatta
  • City of Adelaide ($100,000) – creating a Stolen Generations public artwork and place of reflection at Rymill Park
  • City of Playford ($99,490) – creating an entrance statement at the Stolen Generations healing and memorial garden, Andrews Farm
  • Dusty Feet Mob ($25,000) – equipment and materials to support a dance group of young Aboriginal people in Port Augusta
  • Judy Beyer, auspiced by the Blackwood Reconciliation Group ($15,000) – records preservation and oral history project relating to Colebrook Home
  • Journey of Healing ($10,000) – equipment and materials to support their activities
  • Martin Pascoe, auspiced by Catholic Education SA ($10,000) – performing arts project relating to Stolen Generations
  • Marula Aboriginal Corporation, auspiced by Cultural Partnerships ($100,000) - preserving and making accessible records, photographs, stories and cultural information of the Wangkangarru Yuarluyandi people in far north-east South Australia
  • Murray Bridge High School ($92,202) – oral histories of Stolen Generations
  • Nexus Multicultural Arts ($79,000) – preserving and making accessible Barngarla songs, music and performance, Port Augusta  
  • Ngarrindjeri Land and Progress Association, auspiced by Swinburne University ($75,000) – preserving and making accessible Ngarrindjeri photographs, documents and stories
  • Point Pearce Aboriginal Corporation ($45,000) – creating a Stolen Generations memorial and garden at Point Pearce
  • Raukkan Community Council ($51,260) – renovating a farmhouse to provide a healing place for Stolen Generations
  • Relationships Australia SA ($91,500) – holding a Stolen Generations Healing Camp and related activities
  • SA Museum ($70,000) – improving the management and access to significant datasets relating to Aboriginal family history
  • Stolen Sisters, auspiced by SA Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation ($5,000) – supporting the activities of the Stolen Sisters group
  • Wami Kata Old Folks Home, Port Augusta ($50,000) – creating a healing and memorial garden.

The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme acknowledges the pain and suffering experienced by many South Australian Aboriginal people through the systematic removal of children from their families under past policies and practices of government and other institutions.

The Government has committed $5m under this Scheme to provide Community Reparations.

Another round of the Community Reparations Fund is now open. 

For further information and to apply, please see Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme.