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Aussie History—a quick review

Aussie History—a quick review

Ah, The Lucky Country, a slogan that has been touted about for a few decades. Before we hit that 250 year mark from Cook’s 1770 landing, we need a recap. The landing of ships during the 18th and 19th centuries saw the routine slaughter of Aboriginal peoples with the majority of the landing parties, as … Continue reading

The Baby Scoop Era – young mothers

The Baby Scoop Era – young mothers

This is Part 2 of the Baby Scoop Era, the first part is here. The treatment of many of the young women in the Baby Scoop Era is nothing short of wholesale misogyny and abuse. Abuse that was carried out by Church &/or State (independently or together). This goes well beyond mere stigma of unmarried … Continue reading

The Baby Scoop Era

The Baby Scoop Era

The Baby Scoop Era is the period immediately after the Second World War to the early-mid 1970s when hundreds of thousands of young, unmarried women were either forced to relinquish or excessively co-erced into giving their babies away for adoption. Many of these new mothers were not even allowed to see the child they had … Continue reading