The 'Stolen Generations' Testimonies' project is an initiative to record on film the personal testimonies of Australia's Stolen Generations Survivors and share them online. The Stolen Generations' Testimonies Foundation hopes the online museum will become a national treasure and a unique and sacred keeping place for Stolen Generations' Survivors' Testimonies and thanks Survivors for their generosity of spirit in sharing their testimonies.
The History of the Project
The Stolen Generations' Testimonies foundation was established in 2007. Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund financed a feasibility study which confirmed the viability of capturing the stories of Stolen Generations' Survivors on film for an online audience. With the benefit of the study the foundation was successful in gaining financial support from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Hunt Foundation. This funding allowed the development of the online museum and the first round of interviews.