I asked them for my wages
they said to ask the boss.
He said he didn’t know,
he was at a bit of a loss.
I asked him where my money went
each and every cent
he said he’d given it to the mission
and to the government.
Protectors of Aborigines in Queensland, mainly missionaries and police and bureaucrats, defrauded Aborigines of $500 million in the first three quarters of the 20th century. written 2003.
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