Generations Stolen: Kenny Windley

Kenny Windley was removed from his mother as a baby and taken to the Retta Dixon Home, then shipped up to Garden Point on Melville Island in the Tiwi Islands. “We had no choice, couldn't do anything, the parents couldn't do anything either,” says Windley.The abuse “affected a lot of people,” says Windley, “it’s in the back of your mind, and you think a lot about what you can do… sometimes you feel bad about yourself, you think about what you were taken for… I used to try to ask them (about his parents) but got flogged… once you asked questions you would get a flogging.”Of the apology and lack of compensation, Windley states, “they pay me and then I’d say I’m happy, you’ve apologized now, because the apology will be in my hand… What Kevin Rudd said, thats nothing.” He continues that the apology “was just wind, wind blows in the hair, because I don’t believe those mob…”
Kenny Windley

Kenny Windley was removed from his mother as a baby and taken to the Retta Dixon Home, then shipped up to Garden Point on Melville Island in the Tiwi Islands. “We had no choice, couldn't do anything, the parents couldn't do anything either,” says Windley. 

The abuse “affected a lot of people,” says Windley, “it’s in the back of your mind, and you think a lot about what you can do… sometimes you feel bad about yourself, you think about what you were taken for… I used to try to ask them (about his parents) but got flogged… once you asked questions you would get a flogging.” 

Of the apology and lack of compensation, Windley states, “they pay me and then I’d say I’m happy, you’ve apologized now, because the apology will be in my hand… What Kevin Rudd said, thats nothing.” He continues that the apology “was just wind, wind blows in the hair, because I don’t believe those mob…”