Author's note: A collaboration between Lel Black, Leah King Smith
and myself produced an Aboriginal women's domestic service exhibition. I wrote the text and catalogue (from which this article is taken) and interviewed the women who told their stories so eloquently. Their oral histories were recorded as part of the history that needs to be rescued, told and recorded for posterity. A huge launch took place at the Brisbane City Council Art Gallery in 1994 with friends and family members of the women interviewed in attendance. I still recall their faces as they stood with pride and dignity finally being commemorated for their role in the labour force - a long overdue recognition (p. 78).