Separated provides new understanding of the separation of Aboriginal children from their families in 20th century Australia. The book places the unresolved issue of Aboriginal childhood removal in the context of guardianship law and the state’s duty to look after those children. It is readily accessible to lay person and specialist alike.
The author takes account of legislation, policy debates and official reports relating to Aboriginal child separation practices throughout Australia. The main focus is on Western Australia where the impact of the policy was particularly devastating.