ripples of wartime



Ruth Clare grew up in Rockhampton in Queensland, the daughter of a man unwittingly damaged by his experience as a National Serviceman in Vietnam. Her father’s controlling nature and unpredictable violence made for a deeply troubled home life, as he struggled to come to terms with the impacts of his war experience. Now with a family of her own, Ruth’s recent book is Enemy, a searing memoir of her childhood.

I think the impact of war on families of veterans is a secret history. But I don’t think you can talk about the cost of war unless you talk about the cost to families and about the trans-generational impacts of that, ad infinitum.

We acknowledge that the land on which we live, and work is the  traditional land of the Kaurna people and pay our respects to their  Elders - past, present and future. Brink supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and enshrining a Voice to Parliament in the Constitution. 

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