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The Indigenous Jazz Singer Using Music To Heal Stolen Generation Wounds

'Music seems to soothe.'

10/01/2017 1:27 PM AEDT | Updated 04/08/2017 1:30 AM AEST
Video by Emily Verdouw


In 1963 a 15-year-old Indigenous woman in Roebourne, Western Australia had her 8-month-old baby taken away from her.

This baby -- Brenda -- was just one more child to add to the Stolen Generation.

She was given the name Lois and adopted into the Olney family, who believed the child they had welcomed into their home was willingly put up for adoption by her parents.

Healing the wounds of stolen generation is a life long journey for Lois, but as she shares in this story, "music helps heal the people that I love and the sorrow that we all have in common".

To hear more of Lois Olney's music head here.


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