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Friday essay: ‘too many Aboriginal babies’ – Australia’s secret history of Aboriginal population control in the 1960s

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article may contain images of deceased people.

  • The Conversation

It contains mentions of the Stolen Generations, and policies using outdated and potentially offensive terminology when referring to First Nations people.

The 1967 referendum is celebrated for its promise that First Nations people of Australia would be counted.

But when they were, many white experts decided the Aboriginal population was growing too fast – and took steps to stop this growth.

This was eugenics in the…

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