stolen generations

/stoʊlən dʒɛnəˈreɪʃənz/ (say stohluhn jenuh'rayshuhnz)

plural noun (sometimes upper case)
(in Australia) generations of Indigenous children who were removed from their families and communities, by government or non-government agencies, in order to enforce integration into white society; the practice continued in some areas until the 1960s.
Also, stolen generation. {coined by Peter Read, Australian historian, in 1981}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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