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Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt encouraged Western Australians to use the services of AHWA to learn about their Aboriginal ancestry, after gaining access to his own family records.

The important work of the department’s Aboriginal History WA (AHWA) unit was recognised during National Reconciliation Week.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt encouraged Western Australians to use the services of AHWA to learn about their Aboriginal ancestry, after gaining access to his own family records.

The Healing Foundation recently identified the need for individuals impacted by past government policies to have access to records about themselves, their families and origins for healing and reconciliation to occur.

The Minister, whose father was placed at Sister Kate's, a children's orphanage in Queens Park, previously accessed his family records to get a greater understanding of his ancestry and connection to country.

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