Children taken from Chester Hill: Dennis Foley

Uncle Dennis Foley remembers his cousins, four girls who were taken away when he was six, from their home and never seen again. The parents’ marriage fell apart and soon left the area. Dennis himself was later taken to Minda home when his father became ill and his mother fell behind on the rent. The police came to his school to get him - a regular occurrence for Aboriginal children in Chester Hill North.

Keywords: Identity; suburban living; childhood; racism; stolen generations; police; change, attitudes