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The Stolen Generation

Debra Hocking was taken from her indigenous Australian family when she was a baby. It was part of a government policy to try to assimilate Aboriginal children into white families.

Debra Hocking was taken from her indigenous Australian family as a baby and was placed with a foster family. It was part of a government policy to try to assimilate Aboriginal children into white families.

Photo: PM Kevin Rudd prepares to apologise to the Stolen Generation in Parliament on February 13 2008. (Getty Images)

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