The stories of Aboriginal women domestic servants cannot be told enough. They illuminate a deeply-rooted racist facet of Australia’s history. They tell of the trials tribulations and triumphs amidst the backdrop of oppression.
– Jackie Huggins, White Apron, Black Hands , 1994
Girls of tender age and years are torn away from their parents ... and put to service in an environment as near to slavery as it is possible to find.
– Australian Aborigines Progressive Association, 1928