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.

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: November 3, 2001