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Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann shares Stolen Generations story on anniversary of National Apology

Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann was just a child when her two-year-old sister Pilawuk White was abruptly taken — but she…

The 2021 Senior Australian of the Year wouldn’t see her sister again for another 14 years.

  • Chelsea Heaney
  • ABC

“She was snatched from her mum’s lap, where we were on the farm. That was about the time the missionaries came in,” Dr Ungunmerr-Baumann said.

“I was too young to realise what all this meant.”

Pilawuk was taken from Daly River to the Garden Point Mission on Melville Island, before being sent to Adelaide and…

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