Never Forgotten

Never Forgotten

Description

The Wicca Cradle is a black empty tomb, covered by a black veil; it symbolizes the lost, the grief, and the heartache that is never forgotten.

My five year old daughter Ginger slept in this cradle as a baby, next to my bed, safe and untouched, now it honor’s the pain of the mothers and children that were separated, the families and lives destroyed.

As I hold my daughter in my arms I think to my great grand mother, Mary was taken away at a month old, spent many long hard years at Cootamundra Girls Home, and died at Callen Park blind and haunted by the past.

The pain and lost did not stop with Mary, and every time the truth is told there is more healing.

Never Forgotten has found a new home at the National Museum of Australia