with Antonio Buti & Jennifer Caruso / chaired by Paul Daley
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A sick baby is taken to hospital by his concerned father. Once he’s recovered, baby Bruce is fostered out to another family without the consent or knowledge of his parents. Antonio Buti’s A Stolen Life tells the story of Bruce Trevorrow, the only member of the Stolen Generations to successfully sue an Australian Government for compensation. Dr Jennifer Caruso, herself a member of the Stolen Generations, is a leading researcher on the traumatic legacy of Australia’s Child Removal policies.
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Dr Antonio Buti is an academic, author and politician. He is currently the Member for Armadale in the Western Australian Parliament, and prior to this lectured in law at the University of Western Australia. An expert on the Stolen Generations, British child migrants, human rights and sports law, Dr Buti has published widely in these areas and his books include Sir Ronald Wilson: A Matter of Conscience and Stolen Life: The Bruce Trevorrow Case.
Dr Jennifer Caruso is an Eastern Arrente woman who lectures in Aboriginal cultures and histories. Her research focuses on the impacts of removal on the Stolen Generations.
Paul Daley is a Sydney-based author, journalist and essayist. His books have been shortlisted for major Australian literary awards and his journalism has won numerous prizes including two Walkley Awards and two Kennedy Awards.