4 – 11 July 2021
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'The Kinchela Boys' screening

Event Organiser Name: 
Community Legal Centres NSW
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Date: 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 11:30 to 12:30
Cost of Entry: 
FREE
Event Venue: 
Online (Zoom)
City/Town: 
Sydney
Post Code: 
2010
State: 
NSW
'The Kinchela Boys' screening
In this NAIDOC week event, we'll watch the 'The Kinchela Boys' animation, followed by a talk by survivor Uncle Michael "Widdy" Welsh. Kinchela Boys Home is one of the most well-known Aboriginal Children’s Homes in New South Wales. The animation will take you on a journey as the Uncles share some of their stories about the time they spent in Kinchela Boys Homes. The film is part of the Truth Telling journey the Uncles have embarked on as part of their own healing process. Many of the men taken to the home were forcibly removed under government policy that stated the children would have a ‘better’ life. However, for many of the survivors, the Kinchela Boys Home was a life sentence. Removing them from their families and homelands was an act of cultural genocide. Please note that Uncle Michael "Widdy" Welsh's talk is pre-recorded. Community Legal Centres NSW would like to thank the Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation, the Aboriginal Family Law Pathways, and Uncle Allen Madden from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council for making this event possible.