HREOC Bringing them home resources

From HREOC “The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) has produced a range of resources for the community, schools, journalists and historians, supporting HREOC’s watershed Bringing them home report of 1997.

The resources include Us Taken-Away Kids, a magazine launched in late 2007 commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Bringing them home report. The magazine represents artwork and stories from members of the ‘Stolen Generations’ throughout Australia, and serves as a testament to the resilience of Aboriginal people and their ability to triumph in the face of despair.

There is also the recently – updated Bringing them home education module: Learning about the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and their families ; which has additional activities that complement the Us Taken-Away Kids magazine, and of course the Bringing them home report itself.

HREOC’s online resources also include:

* the Bringing them home report Community Guide (1997);
* Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the ‘stolen children’ and the Inquiry;
* personal stories from the report;
* the Sorry FAQ by Reconciliation Australia;
* content of apologies by state and territory Parliaments; and
* ‘From Dispossession to Reconciliation’ by John Gardiner-Garden, Australian Parliamentary Library Research Paper series (1999).

All resources can be located at

Bringing them home resources can be ordered from our Publications Officer on 02 9284 9600 or online at

Media statements and speeches made by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma can be found at the HREOC online media centre at