Without Consent Exhibition
Tours Hervey Bay
ABC Wide Bay talks to Jigsaw Queensland's
Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow
Funded by the National Archives of Australia, a busload of people affected by adoption travelled from Brisbane to Hervey Bay for a private tour of the “Without Consent” exhibition in early December. The exhibition, produced by the National Archives of Australia is showing at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery until 6 February.
Support staff from Jigsaw Queensland’s Forced Adoption Support Service (FASS) also travelled to Hervey Bay to raise awareness of forced adoption and train gallery staff on how to support people attending the exhibition. They spoke to Channel 7 and ABC Radio Wide Bay to spread the word that support is available to people in the Wide Bay region during and after the exhibition.
“Without Consent” was developed by seeking contributions of people affected by Australia’s past forced adoption policy and practices. It explores what happens when social expectations, morality and authority collide. It is a moving mixture of history and memorabilia. Hervey Bay Regional Gallery is located on 166 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay, (opposite University of the Sunshine Coast Fraser Coast Campus).