Autobiography/Memoir

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Orphaned by the Colour of My Skin: A Stolen Generation Story by Mary Terszak

Mary Terszak

2008

Orphaned by the Colour of My Skin (2008) by Mary Terszak weaves together auto-ethnography and archival evidence to tell the story of Terszak's removal from her family at the age of 2 in the context of the broader history of Aboriginal 'protection' in Australia.

Terszak uses herself as a case study and includes a comparison of her situation with that of non-Aboriginal children who were also removed from families and institutionalised.