Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices

A selection of images from the upcoming National Archives of Australia exhibition, Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices.
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    Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard apologised to those affected by the former policies and practices of forced adoptions, on 21 March 2013.
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    Adoption secrets postcard, date unknown.
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    A crèche in a large metropolitan hospital, 1953.
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    A crèche at a large maternity hospital, 1954.
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    A nurse weighs a baby in Glen Innes, New South Wales, 1948.
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    Matron and babies at Ngal-a Mothercraft and Training Home, Perth, 1966.
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    Wedding ring, 1994.
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    Knitted jumper, 1974.
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    Baby identification bracelet, 1974.
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