Push for Stolen Gen to retrace histories
THE QUEENSLAND Government has urged any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person looking for information on their families to get in touch with them.
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Mark Furner said the apology was a historic milestone in Australia’s and Queensland’s reconciliation journey.
“To date more 17,000 requests have been finalised to help Indigenous Queenslanders retrace their family and personal histories,” Mr Furner said.
“Through strong working partnerships with Link- Up ( Qld), the Palaszczuk Government has helped many Indigenous people regain contact with loved ones or uncover their own past.
“While we can never undo injustices of the past, by working together we can help ensure better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”
Link- Up ( Qld) Aboriginal Corporation chief executive officer Patricia Conlon said reuniting Stolen Generation members was an important part of the healing process for many Indigenous Queenslanders.
“This valuable partnership provides direct access to State Government records created during the Protection era and Queensland births, deaths and marriages information, which is crucial to piecing together family histories,” Ms Conlon said.
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