Topics: Government policy: West

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Aboriginal elders from around NSW came together to fight a proposal by the Greiner government, which would have removed services specific to Aboriginal people

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four girls who were taken away

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Marella Boys Home where he was taken at the age of 4.

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Dennis himself was later taken to Minda home when his father became ill and his mother fell behind on the rent. The police came to his school to get him - a regular occurrence for Aboriginal children in Chester Hill North

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chose to marry the father of the baby rather than lose her child.

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Mulgoa Children’s home , run by the church for the government Welfare Board.

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“we had to watch out for the black car that kept coming around” to take Aboriginal children.

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evacuation of the half-castes from the half-caste institutions in and around the Northern Territory” during the Second World War

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many Aboriginal families were shipped around Sydney

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The home was used as a refugee camp for Aboriginal children

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Native Title Act

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school for Aboriginal children established by Governor Macquarie near Parramatta

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map of the Darug Native Title claim area and the area covered by the Indigenous land use agreement

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Governor Macquarie giving his forebear a land grant at Blacktown

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Margaret Reed was taken from her family at the age of 7 and put in the Native Institu te where she was trained to be a servant.

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he and his brother were fostered to a non-Aboriginal family shortly after he was placed in a home at the age of four

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high school, receiving his first Aboriginal study grant

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“because of the welfare”

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cultural interpreter for NSW National Parks

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moving to Kingswood when he was five to avoid the authorities