Without Consent

Without Consent: "Australia's past adoption practices" exhibition examines, through the contributions of people affected by Australia's forced adoptions policies and practices, what happens when social expectations, morality and authority collide.

It is estimated that 250,000 Australians were affected by the policies and practices of forced adoption, with most adoptions occurring between 1950 and 1975. The policies saw unmarried mothers forced, pressured or coerced to give up their children rather than bear the shame and social stigma of pregnancy and birth outside marriage.

Such pregnancies were shrouded in secrecy and the mothers hidden away until the post-partum period, when they were expected to return home, forget about their babies and get on with their lives. They did not forget.

This exhibition is developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia.

The exhibition is included in your ticket into the National Wool Museum.


When

Daily from 08 November 2019 to 27 January 2020

Upcoming dates

21 November 2019

22 November 2019

23 November 2019

24 November 2019

25 November 2019

26 November 2019

27 November 2019

28 November 2019

29 November 2019

30 November 2019

01 December 2019

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06 December 2019

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08 December 2019

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26 December 2019

27 December 2019

28 December 2019

29 December 2019

30 December 2019

31 December 2019

01 January 2020

02 January 2020

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06 January 2020

07 January 2020

08 January 2020

09 January 2020

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11 January 2020

12 January 2020

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16 January 2020

17 January 2020

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21 January 2020

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23 January 2020

24 January 2020

25 January 2020

26 January 2020

27 January 2020


Where

  • National Wool Museum 26-32 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220

Facilities

  • Catering and/or dining
  • Change room facilities
  • First Aid available
  • Seating/viewing areas
  • Toilets available
  • Undercover areas
  • Wheelchair accessible

Contact

National Wool Museum

Email: nwminfo@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Phone: 03 5272 4701

Associated organisation: National Wool Museum

Website: www.nwm.vic.gov.au





Page last updated: Wednesday, 6 November 2019

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