In 2002, Channel 9's Sunday program, produced by Nick Rushworth, included me in one of their interviews. Other interviews had been conducted with the parents of children in the choir at St John's Cathedral. When in the 90s my primary school age child brought home an ad in the school newsletter, advertising choir scholarships for … Continue reading Of Choirs and Clerics
The Guardian is to be congratulated on its article about the added disadvantage experienced by First Australians who are also from Stolen Generations. Here is the link to the article. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/13/trauma-and-poverty-transferred-directly-to-children-of-stolen-generations-study I'm so tired of repeating this, but could the journalists out there please consult the Senate Report 2004? https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/report/index Have a look at the … Continue reading News for The Guardian: Not All Stolen Generations are Indigenous!
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby … Continue reading I support Mrs. Rosemary Bateman’s call for a Gold Card for Forgotten Australians.
After an impassioned plea by Rosemary and Gary Bateman for Gold Cards to be issued to Forgotten Australians, the response so far has been non-existent. Any politicians who DO respond will be gratefully acknowledged on this site. Here are two follow-up letters from Rosemary. Maybe someone will begin a petition on change.org? 1. "If Aboriginal … Continue reading Forgotten Australians’ Human Rights. Forgotten?
"Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air." Thomas Gray 1751 with best wishes to all Forgotten Australians and their families Sylvia
My friends Rosemary and Gary Bateman are an inspiration. I support Rosemary's call for Gold Cards for Forgotten Australians. cheers Sylvia Care leavers and their families urgently need help. Help which could be authorised by the stroke of a pen. Stop valorising only those people who can progress through life with their heads held proud. … Continue reading Always Forgotten Australians: A Letter from Mrs Rosemary Bateman nee Maurer
By Aletha Blayse Artwork (and artwork placement) The circular metal artwork is by Jason Tremewen of Metalistik Wall Art: https://www.metalistik.com.au/ . The mandala is based on one of Daddy's paintings; the photo of Daddy is from 1972. I don't know the name of the photographer, but the image conversion / rendering was done by Elizabeth McNamee of TimeLens … Continue reading A Memorial to Lewin Blazevich / Lewis Blayse