Auntie Pat Eatock remembers her family's political activism

There was lots of left-wing political activism in Auntie Pat Eatock’s family. Her grandmother, Lucy Eatock, campaigned for workers’ and women’s rights (was even flogged once); her uncles, Alec, Richard Alexander, Adam and Bobby Noel, were involved in various left-wing activities. The family, however, were in denial about their Aboriginality, partly because so many children were being taken away.

Keywords: Racism; stolen generations; values; political activism; police