Q & A about the stolen generation (BTN)

1.What was the main point of the story?

The main point was that indigenous people wanted equal rights and wanted the stolen generation to stop. They also wanted the government to apologise for what happened in the past.

2. Why do you think the indigenous children taken were known as the ” stolen generation ” ?

Because, they were stolen from their families, identities, culture, lifestyle, name and their home town.

3. It was the government policy that indigenous children be removed. Why do you think they thought that this was necessary? 

We thought that the government were trying to give the indigenous children a better life, but they were wrong. They thought that if they took them away to a European school they would have a better education and a better life.

4. ” They thought they were doing the right thing.” How has social policy changed?

Everybody has realised that it doesn’t matter what religion you follow or what you look like because everybody is different.

5. What does the sentence ” a gross violation of human rights” mean?

  A gross violation of  human rights means that when people of different religions or backgrounds have unfair rights to people of different religions or backgrounds. It also means that they have attacked the indigenous peoples rights.

6. What is assimilation? 

Not everyone is the same so you need to incorporate everyone for them selves, and the act of becoming a part of the European lifestyle.

7. Imagine being taken away from your family. How does it make you feel?

Being taken away from my family makes me feel: disgusted, lonely, scared, angry, sad, ashamed and neglected.