The impact of the Half-Caste Act at Lake Condah Mission
The so called Half-Caste Act had a devastating and long-lasting impact on First Peoples in Victoria. It forced families to separate and was the precursor to laws that enabled the Stolen Generations.
Braydon Saunders told Yoorrook Commissioners at Lake Condah Mission, First Peoples affected by the Act “were considered white so they were told to move into town and start work. But when they got to town they were considered black. So they were living on the outskirts of town literally.”
Land Injustice videos
In yarns & submissions, First Peoples are telling Yoorrook about the importance of land, sky & water and the impact of colonisation. Hear what they have to say.