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STOLEN

by Jane Harrison

Stolen tells of five young Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their parents, brought up in a repressive children’s home and trained for domestic service and other menial jobs. Segregated from society from their earliest years, not all of them successfully manage their lives when released into the outside world.

The pain, poignancy and sheer desperation of their lives is seen through the children’s own eyes as they struggle to make sense of a world where they have been told to forget their families, their homes and their language. This tender and moving story, awash with childlike humour, brings the tragic history of the Stolen Generations to the Australian stage.

Features an introduction by Wesley Enoch on directing the first production of Stolen.

ISBN9780868197975
Lengthfull length
Cast3 female, 2 male
Cast age16 to 18, 18+
Audience ageteen, young adult, adult
PublisherCurrency Press