Monday, November 13, 2006

.....and David

In the late 1830's Tasmania's Governor and Lady Franklin adopted an indigenous baby girl called Mathinna. They thought it was a good look having a coloured child around. When they returned to Mother England they left Mathinna behind.

For most of the last century Australian Government authorities removed indigenous children from their homes in the name of welfare.

Wealthy Europeans in colonial India adopted exotic Indian children to accessorize their palaces.

Recently there has been a Renaissance; certain unnamed media whores are reviving these practices. In the name of welfare these individuals and their people are cruising the globe handpicking third world children to add to their families. The chosen ones are offered a 'better life' in Hollywood, spending all day with the nanny while Mom and Dad make money.

One day they will have to say Sorry.