Bright and shiny

“Guess what I learnt in primary school? Absolutely nothing. I learnt prejudice, that’s what I learnt. Camp kids weren’t clean enough, weren’t hygienic enough to go into that classroom with those other bright and shiny kids. There were no flush toilets and the ablution block was out behind the convent at St Patrick’s and there was a tap and that was the only tap in the whole school. And I can remember on numerous occasions we’d get to school and the nuns would take us down there, they’d strip us off to our knickers and they’d hose us down before we could go into school.”

– Aunty Barbara Nicholson, 12 March 2016

Photo by Nina Kourea