By Anna Haebich,Steve Mickler

ISBN-10: 1742585078

ISBN-13: 9781742585079

He by no means knew his identify, he by no means knew his mom, he by no means knew his kinfolk, he by no means knew his humans, he by no means knew his state. Born Alice Springs, 4th January, 1973, murdered Perth, 4th January, 1992 … simply because he used to be black. Louis St John Johnson, born Warren Braedon right into a Luritja and Arrernte relatives, was once taken from his mom in Alice Springs at simply 3 months previous. regardless of turning out to be up with the affection and care of his adoptive kinfolk, Louis was once more and more specified by way of college bullies and police for his Aboriginality, and his makes an attempt to discover his common kin in Alice Springs have been thwarted via forms. jogging domestic on his 19th birthday, Louis was once brutally murdered by means of a bunch of white youths ‘because he used to be black’. This tale captures the darkish middle of racism in sleek Australia, and the historical past, govt regulations and neighborhood attitudes that marked this boy out for a quick life.

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