Title

Breathing Life into Hidden Stories

Document Type

Other

Publication Title

Trust News Australia

Publisher

National Trust

School

South West Campus / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education & Communications

RAS ID

20205

Comments

Originally published as: Gardiner, A. Breathing life into hidden stories (2015, November). Trust News Australia, 9(4), 16-17. Original publication available here

Abstract

Interpersonal violence between a mother and her baby is confronting and little documentation survives to provide evidence of the lived experiences of colonial women who committed infanticide. Many of the women were not literate, so they could not record their experiences in their own words. As these cases occurred within narratives of secrecy and abuse of power, compounded by experiences of sexual trauma or indiscretion, their crimes have been submerged under fear and shame...

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