VACCA is saddened to learn of the passing of Lorna Cubillo. Ms Cubillo dedicated her life to fighting for justice and compensation for Stolen Generations. Ms Cubillo was involved in the first Stolen Generations litigation case against the Commonwealth Government where she sought compensation for the trauma and abuse she suffered during her time at Darwin’s Retta Dixon Home. Her harrowing experience, alongside so many others featured in the Bringing the Home Report. Sadly, this comes after our own loss of our own Stolen Generations advocate Auntie Eunis Wright.
VACCA mourns Lorna Cubillo's passing and commends her bravery. Lorna took the fight to Canberra with a gentleness that belied her tenacity to fight against the gross injustices perpetrated against not only herself but against so many children removed under Australia's shameful Aboriginal child removalist policies.
Our thoughts are with her family, and all who loved her.