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Main Title: A stolen life : the Bruce Trevorrow case / Antonio Buti. Book Cover
Author: Buti, Antonio
Imprint: Fremantle, WA : Fremantle Press, 2019.
Collation: 289 pages ; paperback ; 23 cm.
Subject: Trevorrow, Bruce Allan, 1956-2008.
First Nations Australians - - Biography
First Nations Australians
Stolen generations
Children and childhood
ISBN: 9781925815115
What do you do when the institutions that were meant to protect you instead denied you your childhood? This is the true story of Bruce Trevorrow, whose pursuit of justice sparked a thirteen-year legal battle that would make Australian history. On Christmas Day 1957, Joe Trevorrow walked through the blistering South Australian heat to seek help for his sick baby boy. When relatives agreed to take Bruce to hospital, Joe was relieved - his son was in safe hands - but, within days, Bruce would be living with another family, and Joe would never see his son again. A Stolen Life traces the journey not only of Bruce himself, but also of the legal team who believed in him, the judge who empathised with his plight, and the fascinating court case that made him the only member of the Stolen Generations to take on the state and win.

Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Stolen -- 1.Before the pain begins -- 2.A disruptive Christmas presence -- 3.A new baby, no questions asked -- 4.Chasing a moonbeam -- 5.`I will lose my friends and my bike' -- 6.Tick a box, slam shut a file, case closed -- 7.Give me the child and I will give you the man -- pt. TWO The Champions Gather -- 8.Bruce meets his warrior champion -- 9.`They know they broke the law' -- 10.`We're on our way' -- 11.The judge -- 12.The barristers -- pt. THREE The Trial -- 13.Burnside opens the attack -- 14.Playing it as it is -- 15.`All sitting around, having a feed and a cuppa' -- 16.Experts go in to bat for Bruce -- 17.Walsh opens for the State -- 18.Closing -- pt. FOUR The Judgment -- 19.Preparing the way -- 20.Judgment day.

Includes glossary. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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