Friday essay: ‘I am anxious to have my children home’: recovering letters of love written for Noongar children

In the quiet of the State Records Office, I have spent many hours searching for knowledge about my family.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names of deceased people.

In Australia’s archives, we can find letters written by Aboriginal people to the government.

  • Elfie Shiosaki
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We hear echoes of their voices in their words on the page.

Some of these letters express …

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