Located at Cootamundra, NSW, the Home was operated by the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board from 1911 to 1968, for girls, under 14, forcibly taken from their families under the Aborigines Protection Act of 1909. These girls were members of the “Stolen Generation” & were denied contact with their families while being trained to work as domestic servants for wealthy families in Sydney. The “Bringing Them Home” report contains accounts of abuses within the Home and the domestic…

Between 1910 and 1970 Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their homes by both the government and church organisation.

Cootamundra Aboriginal Girls Training Home

Stolen Generations appeal tossed out of court

The Memorials at the Cootamundra Aboriginal Girls’ Training Home

The Memorials at the Cootamundra Aboriginal Girls’ Training Home

Students at the Cootamundra training home for girls in NSW

Students at the Cootamundra training home for girls in NSW

precious baby girls at the Cootamundra Girls' Home sometime after 1912. Look at those faces some defiant, some bewildered, some worn to defeat and acceptance.

precious baby girls at the Cootamundra Girls' Home sometime after Look at those faces some defiant, some bewildered, some worn to defeat and acceptance.

The Cootamundra Girls Home.

Life at Cootamundra: ‘They’d lock us in the morgue for talking in language’


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