The Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artwork is a unique collection of artworks created by Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generations in the 1940s at the Carrolup Native Settlement in Western Australia. This is the story of those artworks.

The collection sheds light on the stories of the Stolen Generations by allowing the voices of the Carrolup children to shine through to today. The greatly admired artworks are an important conduit to a better understanding of the trauma experienced by Aboriginal people, and a wonderful platform for the truth-telling and healing that leads to reconciliation.

The children of Carrolup in their classroom with Noel and Lily White and visitors from Katanning c1948

Map showing the location of the Carrolup Native Settlement