The Evidence of Our Sorrows: Gordon Briscoe

Uncle Gordon Briscoe stands on the site of the old Mulgoa Children’s home, run by the church for the government Welfare Board. It held thirty children for eight years. It no longer stands. For Gordon, this obliteration of their past (and home), stops healing. And the church saying “sorry” does not ask the needed question: “What are you [Aboriginal people] sorry about? What is it that you can tell us about how sorry we can be?”

Keywords: Identity; childhood; racism; stolen generations; values; moving; political activism; change, city