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The garden commemorates the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal children and is in memory of Dr Chris Kohlenberg and Professor Brian Spurrett, OAM for their contribution to Aboriginal women and childrens health and their understanding of Aboriginal issues. 

The Stolen Generations (also known as Stolen children) is a term used to describe the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments. The removals occurred in the period between approximately 1869 and 1969, although in some places children were still being taken in the 1970s.


Address:Derby Street, Nepean Hospital, Kingswood, 2747
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.760367
Long: 150.711976
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 27th May, 2002
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Reconciliation & Memorial Garden

This garden is dedicated to the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal people

And in memory of

Dr Chris Kohlenberg
9. 8. 1956 to 24. 7. 1999

Professor Brian Spurrett, OAM
20. 2. 1941 to 3. 2. 2000

For their dedication, commitment & contribution to the improvement of Aboriginal women and children`s health and their  understanding of Aboriginal issues.

27th May 2002

Source: DVA, MA
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