Breathing Life into Hidden Stories
Trust News Australia
South West Campus / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
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...