We always seem to hear about the Aboriginal stolen generations but never “The “white stolen generations”, which was much larger than the Aboriginal babies taken from their mothers.Did you know that in Australia there is another stolen generation, one which shares the pain and consequences? It’s called the “white stolen generation” to distinguish it from the Aboriginal stolen generation.In the five decades up to 1982, the newborn babies of young, single women were forcibly removed from them for adoption, a practice sometimes called ‘baby farming’. Mothers were drugged, tethered to beds, not allowed to see their babies, told they were dead. Many of these adoptions occurred after the mothers were sent away by their families due to the stigma associated with being pregnant and unmarried.More than 250,000 white mothers lost their babies to forcible removal at birth by these past illegal adoption practices. Groups such as Adoption Loss Adult Support and Apology Alliance offer help and support.Between 2010 and 2012 apologies were offered by Western Australia, South Australia, ACT, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Prime Minister Julia Gillard offered a national apology to those affected by forced adoptions in 2013.
Clearly, two wrongs don’t make a right. There is a hint that the “stolen generations” may not have been a racist act. There were ‘stolen generations’ of black and white persons.
This ‘white’ stolen generation doesn’t get mentioned because it doesn’t suit the agenda of the Left, as pushed by the left’s controlled media.
Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson), a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times; the mass deportation of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Single-handedly and against overwhelming odds, Margaret reunited thousands of families and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead and sent to children’s homes on the other side of the world, where many were subjected to appalling abuse. These forgotten children were promised Oranges and Sunshine but they got hard labour and life in institutions.