Cootamundra Domestic Training Home for Aboriginal Girls

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The Cootamundra Domestic Training Home for Aboriginal Girls, located at Cootamundra, New South Wales operated by the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board from 1911 to 1968 to provide training to girls forcibly taken from their families under the Aborigines Protection Act (1909). These girls were members of the Stolen generations[1] and were not allowed any contact with their families, being trained to work as domestic servants.[2][3]

Reports of girls being abused were related in Bringing Them Home, the report into the Stolen Generations.[4] The building that housed the Home was later taken over by the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship as a Christian vocational, cultural and agricultural training centre called Bimbadeen College.[2]


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