Aspects Of The Assimilation Of Aboriginal Children

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One conspicuous aspect of the assimilation policy was the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their families and communities. The Indigenous children were removed from their families, as the White Australian government thought that Indigenous children were exposed to immoral influences from their Aboriginal families and communities and were vulnerable from danger, abuse and neglect. These children were taken to missions and reserves, where they spent their childhood in foster care without contact with their family. When the Aboriginal Protection Board officially adopted the policy in 1951, there was an increase in the removal of Aboriginal children from their families. Most

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