Sue Gordon was removed from her mother on Mount Augustus Station in the Murchison region at the age of four years and sent to Sister Kate's Home in Perth. Gordon joined the Army after leaving the Home. She was told she had no family, but was later reunited with many family members.
In 1986, Sue Gordon was appointed Commissioner for Aboriginal Planning - the first Aboriginal Government Department Head in Western Australia. Gordon has also served as ATSIC Commissioner, and Director of ATSI Commercial Development Corporation and magistrate in Perth Children's Court.
Gordon's experiences as a member of the Stolen Generations were recorded by the National Library of Australia for the Bringing Them Home oral history project and appeared in the associated publication Many Voices: Reflections on experiences of Indigenous child separation, edited by Doreen Mellor and Anna Haebich (2002).