Stolen Generations 

“We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country.”

“For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry.”

–          Excerpt from The Apology, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Wednesday February 13 2008


The national Apology acknowledged the trauma and grief suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a result of past government policies, particularly the removal of children from their families. The Healing Foundation recognises that the alienation of Stolen Generations’ members from their families, identity, land, language and culture continues to have a profound impact on individuals, families and communities.

The Healing Foundation has funded many healing projects addressing the distinct needs of Stolen Generations’ members. Our Stolen Generations work is led by an expert reference committee made up of Stolen Generations’ members from around Australia.

To find out about our current Stolen Generations projects, click here.

Looking for Stolen Generations resources? Try our Stolen Generations Resources Fact Sheet or browse the resources section of our website.