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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places

Healing camp brings together Indigenous women in Western Australia

Date posted: 31 March 2014

Representatives from Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation in Western Australia (WA) recently accompanied a group of past residents of the St Joseph's Girls Orphanage back to New Norcia WA on a healing camp.

This event was an opportunity to bring together old friends to reflect on their time spent there, acknowledge past wrongs, tell stories of the Stolen generations, and to celebrate survival, determination and compassion.

The establishment of St Joseph's Orphanage and an Aboriginal mission in the town of New Norcia had a profound affect on the lives of Indigenous people in the area, as the law at the time required all Indigenous children in the area to live in the girls and boys orphanages.

Source: Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation



Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation
PO Box 236
Northbridge WA 6865
Ph: (08) 9218 9477
Fax: (08) 9221 0487


Last updated: 8 April 2014
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