|Hello and welcome to the Link-Up website.
This site has been set up to assist Indigenous people who are
members of the Stolen Generations and those who were adopted,
fostered or institutionalised as a result of past government policies, to find
connections to family and to access reunification and counselling
was established at Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc. in December 1999
to provide family tracing, research, reunion and counseling support for
families and communities. There are services like these in every State and
Territory of Australia
and a national network of Bringing Them Home Counsellors.
Through the Link-Up services, government departments, churches and
other institutions have released various records which provide valuable
information about family connections.
There are various other resources which have been or are being
developed to assist Indigenous people trace family connections. Link-Up
has produced a book titled 'Aboriginal Missions in
which details the history of the missions and the names of people who lived
there. A set of 10 missions and a mission map also giving a brief history of
each mission including links to Key family names are available:
In 2005 Link-Up launched the ‘Finding Your Own Way’
resource directory. This resource provides historical, archival and how to access
information relating to over 216 homes/institutions throughout SA where
Aboriginal children were placed.