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Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices- Exhibition Launch

To prevent their mothers catching sight of them, babies were often taken straight to the hospital crèche like this one photographed in 1954.

Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices examines, through the contributions of people affected by Australia’s forced adoptions policies and practices, what happens when social expectations, morality and authority collide. It is estimated that 250,000 Australians were affected by the policies and practices of forced adoption, with most adoptions occurring between 1950 and 1975. The policies […]

Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices – a National Archives of Australia Travelling Exhibition

A crèche in a large metropolitan hospital, 1953.

Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices examines, through the contributions of people affected by Australia’s forced adoptions policies and practices, what happens when social expectations, morality and authority collide. It is estimated that 250,000 Australians were affected by the policies and practices of forced adoption, with most adoptions occurring between 1950 and 1975. The policies […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Without Consent reveals the truth of Australia’s past

A crèche in a large metropolitan hospital, 1953.

  Qantas Founders Museum Media Release     9 April 2018   Without Consent reveals the truth of Australia’s past A new exhibition Without Consent: Australia’s past adoption practices, will be exhibited at Qantas Founders Museum from 21 April to 29 July 2018, bringing to light a previously hidden aspect of Australia’s past. The exhibition, […]