Trevor Deshong Trevor Deshong i(A117028 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 Mackay, Mackay - Sarina area, Marlborough - Mackay - Townsville area, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Trevor Deshong was removed by police from his mother's family home at Prosperine in northern Queensland when was three months old. On the run from an institution in Brisbane, he found himself at Mackay train station where he met his mother although neither of them knew the relationship at the time. It would be the only time he would meet his mother.

Deshong's story was 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).

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