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  • Published: 6 March 1998
  • ISBN: 9780091836894
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.99

The Stolen Children

Their Stories



Following the unprecedented demand for the Report on the stolen children which was published by The Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (HEROC) and retailed at $60.00, here are extracts from the Report which are mostly comprised of the actual stories told by the stolen generations of their experiences. These stories are deeply moving and compelling.

HEROC will not be printing any more copies of the Report and they have given Carmel Bird the right to use the stories in this book so that they become more accessible to the wider population. Carmel has also written linking text and included a range of comments from politicians, social commentators, actors, artists and other prominent people.

At a time when the national attention is sharply focused on the tragedy of the stolen generations, and when various institutions, political leaders and groups are officially apologising for the policies which saw so many young children being taken from their families, this book is extremely timely and quite unique in its content.

  • Published: 6 March 1998
  • ISBN: 9780091836894
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Carmel Bird

Carmel Bird is one of Australia's most innovative prose writers. Among her attributes, Carmel has been a teacher of English and French in secondary schools, a literary reviewer, a visiting university lecturer, a judge of literary competitions and has conducted numerous short courses and workshops in creative writing. She has written novels, essays, short story collections and books about the art of writing. She has been shortlisted for various literary awards and in 2016 she was awarded the Patrick White Award.

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