Making the Marker: The Story of Hume Stolen Generations Marker

Next date: Wednesday, 01 February 2023 | 10:00 AM to Monday, 13 February 2023 | 08:00 PM

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Hume Galleries present Making the Marker, an exhibition held in conjunction with the launch of the Hume Stolen Generations Marker. The marker titled Covered in our Creator, this pays tribute to the Stolen Generations – Aboriginal and Stolen Generations children who were forcibly removed from their families and communities and denied their identity, family and traditional culture and country through race-based policies implemented by state and federal governments between 1910 and the 1970s. 

This Marker acknowledges the harm done to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the nation and will serve as a reminder about the terrible injustice caused by successive governments on Aboriginal people and the impact it is still causing today. 

It was developed over a period of five years through a process of considered consultation, design and collaboration with community members, Stolen Generations organanisations, and the artist Robert Young.  

This exhibition tells the story of its making and encourages visitors to visit the site in person. 

Hume city Council is committed to recognising the lived experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families impacted by these past policies, and the installation of this permanent marker serves to provide a place for Stolen Generations survivors and their families to gather and reflect. This place is also for all Australians to better understand and acknowledge historical wrongs and help our communities to find a sense of peace, identity and belonging. 

Read more about the Hume Stolen Generations Marker here.

When

  • Saturday, 10 December 2022 | 10:00 PM - Monday, 13 February 2023 | 08:00 PM

Location

Gee Lee-Wik Dolleen Gallery, Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn, Craigieburn, 3064, View Map

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