Moth

Sam Watson

Abstract


An Aboriginal woman was walking in a city street. It is suburban Melbourne. She has bought a small axe from the hardware store. To her this axe is a traditional woman’s tool. She paid for the axe. She has not done anything wrong. She has broken no laws. She is no threat to herself or to any other person. An armed policeman challenges her. He draws his pistol and shoots her dead.


Keywords


Aboriginal Deaths in Custody; Stolen Generations; sovereignty; injustice; Dreaming

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25120/etropic.19.1.2020.3725

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