Healing for Aboriginal people in NSW

Aboriginal Affairs NSW collaborates with Aboriginal Communities to promote healing and wellbeing. We acknowledge the impact of past injustices, and effects of intergenerational trauma.

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Acknowledgement: We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we work and the places in which we live. We pay respect to Ancestors and Elders, past, present and future. We recognise the unique cultural and spiritual relationship and celebrate the contributions of First Nations peoples to Australia.

Intergenerational trauma and healing

Many previous government policies and programs contributed to trauma felt by many Aboriginal people. 

This included the loss of land and culture, and the forced removal of children from their families. 

This 'trauma' can be passed down from one generation to the next. 

This is known as intergenerational trauma. 

At NSW Aboriginal Affairs we're committed to working with Aboriginal communities to advance dialogue about this and Aboriginal cultural perspectives on healing.

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Aboriginal Affairs NSW

Find out more about the NSW Government agency that advocates for, 

and supports Aboriginal people and communities

Meet our team


Contact Aboriginal Affairs

Office address: Level 6, 201 Coward Street, Mascot NSW 2020

Postal address: PO Box 207, Mascot NSW 2020

Phone:1800 019 998Business hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

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