Generations Stolen: Anne Elizabeth Lane

Anne Elizabeth Lane was one of the 16 children taken from Phillip Creek in 1947 to the Retta Dixon Home in Darwin. She was about 5-years-old. “There was a lot of abuse… getting hidings… If you kept crying the hidings got harder and harder, and you learn to stifle your cry… It’s something you’ll never get over,” says Lane about the whole experience, “it’s just too much to comprehend.”Lane passed away in March, 2017.
Anne Elizabeth Lane

Anne Elizabeth Lane was one of the 16 children taken from Phillip Creek in 1947 to the Retta Dixon Home in Darwin. She was about 5-years-old.  

“There was a lot of abuse… getting hidings… If you kept crying the hidings got harder and harder, and you learn to stifle your cry… It’s something you’ll never get over,” says Lane about the whole experience, “it’s just too much to comprehend.” 

Lane passed away in March, 2017.