Aboriginal children terrorised by police

Fred Maynard’s son Merv recalls how as a young boy, he is picked up along with another young Aboriginal boy and terrorised by the police at Canterbury police station: ‘I never realised at the time, only being a bit of a kid, I didn’t tell Mum or Dad for fear of getting into further trouble, but in retrospect the whole episode had been about getting the point across to my father, that they could pick up and take us kids anytime they liked. Naturally they had expected me to relate the details to my father but I had just clammed up’. (Maynard 2008 p. 132)