'The intention of this publication has been to highlight the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their Aboriginal families to be placed in government settlements, missions and children's homes. In this publication Aboriginal people who were removed as children recount personal oral histories of separation from their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and extended families. Recounted as well, is the trauma experienced by the parents, who were physically and legally disempowered by the laws and policies which governed all aspects of Aboriginal peoples' lives'. (Source: Acknowledgements).
'The first time I went into Sister Kate's I was about three years old, the second time I was six years old. I hardly ever saw my brothers and sisters except for things like bonfire night, outings to the zoo and church. I was put in Magpie Cottage which was full of fair kids...' (Source: Graeme Dixon, Graeme Dixon in Echoes of the Past : Sister Kate's Home Revisted, 2002:55)