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Jane Harrison

This award-winning play offers five perspectives on alienation, forced assimilation and removal, hope and the struggle to find one’s identity. It explores the stories of five Aboriginal children that were taken away from their parents by the Australian government. As part of the Stolen Generation, Sandy, Ruby, Jimmy, Anne, and Shirley have lived very different lives, but the effects of their forced removal from their families were devastating to all of them.

As the drama is on the Australian curricula and taught at Australian high schools, a variety of teaching resources can be found on the internet. Also, the play seems promising for interdisciplinary teaching projects with History and Social Science.

· · 1998

Critical edition

Harrison, Jane and Arthur Kutsch. Stolen. Klett, 2005. 112 pp., ISBN 9783126068857

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In favour of this entry

  • Award-winning
  • Beyond the US and the UK
  • Explores historical contexts
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text