Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana

For over 20 years this site by the Synercon Group, has been dedicated to keeping alive the memory of significant recordkeeping / information governance events

In the 000’s of situations captured in this archive, inadequate systems and poor practices contributed to dire outcomes. In many situations individuals or organizations were exposed to significant personal or business risk. Several of these incidents resulted in loss of life.

Canada pressured to find all unmarked Indigenous graves after children’s remains are found

The remains of 215 children were found last month buried in unmarked graves at a former residential school, one of more than 150 institutions in a defunct system that for well over a century forcibly separated Indigenous children from their families to assimilate them...

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Brewarrina Mission open day connects past and present to Indigenous culture and heritage

The organisers of an inaugural open day at one of Australia's largest former Aboriginal missions hope the event will become a national movement towards Indigenous reconciliation. ... The separation of Aboriginal families during the operation of the Brewarrina mission...

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