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Uncle Larry Walsh

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Uncle Larry Walsh was around three years old when the government took him from his mother Melva and made him part of the Stolen Generations. After living in orphanages for six years he was housed with a foster family in Hadfield, Melbourne.

It was here, aged around nine, that the police first stopped the Taungurung boy on the street and asked him if he’d ever been in trouble.

“I said no, and started walking back home,” he says. “Next thing they came back, picked me up, took me to the police station, called me a liar, said I had a criminal record and gave me a beating.”

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