The ‘Stolen Generations’ Testimonies’ project is an initiative to record on film the personal testimonies of Australia’s Stolen Generations Survivors and share them online. The Stolen Generations' Testimonies Foundation hopes the online museum will become a national treasure and a unique and sacred keeping place for Stolen Generations’ Survivors’ Testimonies. Thank you to those Survivors for their generosity of spirit in sharing their testimonies with us in our first round of interviews.
The History of the Project
The Stolen Generations' Testimonies foundation was established in 2007. Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund financed a feasibility study which confirmed the viability of capturing the stories of Stolen Generations' Survivors on film for an online audience. With the benefit of the study the foundation was successful in gaining financial support from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Hunt Foundation. This funding allowed the development of the online museum and the first round of interviews displayed here.
Thank You to our Supporters
The Stolen Generations’ Testimonies Foundation would like to thank the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Hunt Foundation and the Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation who all gave generously to the pilot program to make it possible. We would also like to thank the Accor hotel chain for their assistance.
A big thank you also goes out to our non-executive board members who give generously of their time and their expertise on a volunteer basis.
Executive Board Members
Melanie Hogan Documentary Filmmaker (CEO)
Non Executive Board Members
Professor Michael Fraser, AM Professor of Law, Director of the Communications Law Centre, University (Chairman) of Technology Sydney
Debra Hocking A survivor of the Stolen Generations and Deputy Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation
Bruce Hogan, AM Director of NSW Treasury Corporation, Snowy Hydro Ltd; Chairman of Primary Ethics Ltd, Rita Hogan Foundation
George Newhouse Human Rights Lawyer and board member of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.
Paul Smith Chartered Accountant, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer for (Company Secretary) NSW Treasury Corporation
Nigel Stokes Retired. Worked in Public Finance for various NSW Government agencies and in corporate finance for Bankers Trust Australia.
The Production - Thank You
Another big thank you goes out to Carolyn Constantine (cinematographer), Anneli Knight, Jim Morrison, Alister McKeich, Mark and Tania Bin Bakar, Vanessa Sheedy, Julie-Anne De Ruvo, Zino Zaidecki, Doreen Mellor, Chris Boys, Mark Gowing and Robyn Wunder.