15 August 2017
Yarra City Council, in collaboration with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, has launched a fundraising campaign to support the creation of a Stolen Generations marker – a permanent outdoor artwork by a celebrated Aboriginal artist - in Fitzroy.
Yarra City Council is seeking to raise $50,000 from individuals and organisations to complement council funding for the project, which is being managed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, service providers and the council.
Honouring the struggles and resilience of the Stolen Generations, the Stolen Generations Marker and garden will honour the resilience of the victims and their families.
It will serve as a permanent reminder of history and the ongoing impacts of racist Federal government policy on the Aboriginal community, promoting awareness of the Stolen Generations in the broader community as a step towards healing.
The Maker is expected to be completed in November 2017, to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report and the 25 year anniversary of the landmark Mabo decision.