Author: Harrison, Jane
Jane Harrison's Stolen is a play that helped change the course of history. From the first standing ovation at its Melbourne premiere in 1998 through its sold-out seasons across Australia and the world, Stolen found a time, place and issue perfectly in tune with the zeitgeist, and helped galvanise support for the plight of the Stolen Generations.
(from foreword by Wesley Enoch)
\"Stolen\" tells of five Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their families, brought up in a repressive children's home and trained for domestic service and other menial jobs. Segregated from their community, after their release they begin their journey 'home', not all of them successfully. The pain, the 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, forget their homes and forget their culture. This tender and moving story, awash with the humour of innocents, goes further than any previous account to bring the tragic story of the Stolen Generations to the Australian stage.
Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publication date: 01/12/2006