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Stolen Generations: Elder's death renews push for accelerated compensation scheme - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

20.1.16

Stolen Generations: Elder's death renews push for accelerated compensation scheme - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): Stolen Generations member Dawn Trevorrow last week passed away from a heart attack at the age of 80. She had previously told the ABC she thought she would die before receiving any compensation.

Hundreds of people crammed inside the chapel for Ms Trevorrow's funeral, so many that some were forced to sit on the ground.

Her son, Mark Elliott said Ms Trevorrow's childhood had a profound effect on her.

"She spent four months in hospital and aged care homes but she was determined to get home," he said.

"Mum grew up in institutions and she wasn't about to die in one."


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