The Carrolup Centre for Truth-Telling, which will provide a permanent home for precious artworks created by children of the Stolen Generation, has received a $1.7m funding boost through Lotterywest.
More than 120 pieces, known as The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork, were created by Aboriginal children detained at the Carrolup Native Settlement near Katanning before it closed in 1949. The collection spent several decades overseas until a visiting Australian professor recognised the artwork at Colgate University in New York. The university repatriated the artwork back to Australia in 2013 after consulting with local Noongar elders.
A new home for the artworks on Curtin University's Bentley campus will be accompanied by associated programs of education and community engagement around Stolen Generations' history and lived experience.
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