Financial Dispossession: A History of Indigenous Peoples and Stolen Wages in Victoria

  • Gunstone, Andrew (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    For more than one hundred years, Indigenous Victorians were subject to government policies that denied them their wages, savings and pensions. This project will investigate the history of these Stolen Wages policies and the impact of these policies on Victorian Indigenous communities. The project will undertake archival research, consult with Indigenous communities and develop an interactive community website on Stolen Wages. The outcomes will be a monograph, two journal articles, a community report, a PhD thesis, a public forum and the website. The project will increase the understanding of Stolen Wages policies in Victoria. This understanding will assist with providing reparations for those Indigenous peoples affected by these policies.
    Effective start/end date3/01/121/06/14


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$60,000.00
    • South East Australian Aboriginal Justice Services Limited (trading as Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service)
    • Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)
    • Contruction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union: A$30,000.00
    • National Tertiary Education Union: A$15,000.00
    • Australian Services Union (Vic Authorities and Services Branch): A$2,000.00
    • Public Interest Law Clearing House (Vic)
    • Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (VIC)