Photograph of a slave child

by Cath on 11 June, 2010

I wonder if, one day, the (mis)treatment of children in Australian institutions will be as well-known and as universally condemned as the 19th-century slave trade. It makes sense that a newly-discovered photograph of American slavery attracts such interest and wonder. But does it have to take 150 years to gain that kind of understanding? I hope not.