Author: Jane Harrison

Language: English

Summary: The result of collaborative work amongst aboriginal communities in Australia, ‘Stolen’ powerfully draws together the multitude of experiences of the ‘Stolen Generation’ to create an exceptionally emotional text. Whilst the five characters stand alone on stage, and live out their own tragic, yet at times up-lifting experiences, they also stand for the thousands of children who were taken from their natural parents as part of official government policy. Rising tides of voices, slamming filing cabinets, a yelling matron all help emphasise the helplessness of individual children and families against a faceless state. The five children, Ruby, Jimmy, Sandy, Anne and Shirley explore different, and sometimes shared, aspects of being stolen: abuse, hopelessness and feeling unloved, cultural dislocation, identity confusion, and generations of stolen family members – Source: Amazon.com

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