What do you do when the institutions that were meant to protect you instead denied you your childhood? This is the true story of Bruce Trevorrow, whose pursuit of justice sparked a thirteen-year legal battle that would make Australian history. On Christmas Day 1957, Joe Trevorrow walked through the blistering South Australian heat to seek help for his sick baby boy. When relatives agreed to take Bruce to hospital, Joe was relieved – his son was in safe hands – but, within days, Bruce would be living with another family, and Joe would never see his son again. A Stolen Life traces the journey not only of Bruce himself, but also of the legal team who believed in him, the judge who empathised with his plight, and the fascinating court case that made him the only member of the Stolen Generations to take on the state and win.
289 pages ; 23 cm #050222
Trevorrow, Bruce, 1956-2008. | Aboriginal Australians — Biography. | Stolen generations (Australia) — Biography. | Children, Aboriginal Australian — Biography. | Children, Aboriginal Australian — Legal status, laws, etc. | Law. | Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander content | Australian
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