Living in Hope, a memoir by Stolen Generations survivor, the late Frank Byrne, with Frances Coughlan and Gerard Waterford, has won the 2018 Most Underrated Book Award, it was announced in Melbourne tonight. The co-authors are pictured with Mr Byrne's sons, Trevor Byrne and Frank Kenny.
"Frank Byrne was removed from his family by the Western Australian government on his sixth birthday. Recalling watching his parents recede into the distance, he tells the reader: 'I think I went mad.' That bewildered boy grew to be a very sane and reflective old man, and with the help of Frances Coughlan and Gerard Waterford, he polished his memory of childhood until it is a little gem called Living in hope." TIM ROWSE reviews this winner of Best Non-Fiction in the 2018 Territory Read awards.
Kevin Rudd's apology was “a first step”. Indigenous people are still waiting for the second step, said William Tilmouth, which is to have a say in the control of their own affairs. KIERAN FINNANE reports from Alice Springs' Sorry Day commemoration.