Worlds Apart: Australia’s Stolen Generation

National Sorry Day to Australia’s Stolen Generation: Feb 13, 2008 (© Flickr/butupa)

One family, two cultures. Children taken away to be fostered out, or brought up in an orphanage- a parent’s worst nightmare lived in reality. The story of the Collard family– the human face of Australia’s Stolen Generation—members of the aboriginal population, children and parents forcibly separated from each other by a government that thought it had the right to do so. Attempts to seek compensation have thus far failed.

Produced and presented by Dheera Sujan

Broadcast in Sound Fountain November 3, 2001 and in Euroquest April 22, 2002