Without Consent: Unveiling

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National Wool Museum

26 Moorabool Street

Geelong, VIC 3220

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The Without Consent: Australia's past adoption practices exhibition (8 November 2019 - 27 January 2020) 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.

Join us for a special morning tea unveiling of Without Consent – a national touring exhibition about Australia’s past adoption practices, developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia. All welcome.

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Please note that this event is taking place on the second level of the National Wool Museum. Unfortunately the Museum doesn't have a lift. All levels are accessible via a ramp. Please allow additional time to make your way up to the top level of the Museum. Benches are available at all levels to have a break if required. Free wheelchairs are accessible on loan. For help during your visit please ask staff at our Front Desk (ground level).

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National Wool Museum

26 Moorabool Street

Geelong, VIC 3220

Australia

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