Wednesday September 23, 2020

Nightmare in the dreamtime

In Australia’s Northern Territory and elsewhere, violence against Aboriginal women and children by Aboriginal men is commonplace. It has been attributed to factors ranging from drunkenness to complex issues involving tribal customs. Now the Northern

24th July, 2010
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Nobody knows at what time precisely Janie Norman, a 32-year old Aboriginal woman, died.

Her estranged husband, Ronald Djana, 33, called an ambulance at 2amon May 7,2008 to report that his wife needed some medical assistance - but, in all likelihood, she had died hours beforehand.

Over the previous 12 hours, Norman had been flogged with a whip, her abdomen had been stamped on, and she had been raped with a metal pole.

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