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This website contains material that is sometimes confronting and disturbing. Sometimes words or images can cause sadness and distress, or bring back memories for people affected by the history of institutional ‘care’ in Australia.

Documents and newspaper articles written many years ago often include offensive and derogatory terms which are today considered unacceptable.

Historical records may also contain references to, or images of, Aboriginal people who have died.

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