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BORN IN 1944, ROSALIND KIDD IS A GRADUATE OF GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY. HER PHD THESIS, BASED ON AN UNPRECEDENTED INVESTIGATION INTO THE FILES OF QUEENSLAND’S ABORIGINAL DEPARTMENT, PROVIDED THE GROUNDWORK FOR THIS BOOK. AT GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY, SHE SERVED AS STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ON THE HUMANITIES COURSE REVIEW COMMITTEE, AND HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE UNIVERSITY’S QUEENSLAND STUDIES CENTRE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. KIDD HAS WORKED AS SENIOR RESEARCHER FOR AN INTERNATIONAL STUDY ON CRIMINOLOGY, AND ALSO SUBMITTED A REPORT TO THE 1996 STOLEN CHILDREN INQUIRY. FROM THIS BACKGROUND OF INTENSIVE RESEARCH INTO OFFICIAL RECORDS, SHE WRITES FULLTIME ON A VARIETY OF PROJECTS. IN APRIL 1996 KIDD SERVED AS EXPERT WITNESS FOR THE ABORIGINAL COMPLAINANTS AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION INQUIRY INTO UNDERPAID WAGES ON PALM ISLAND. PRESENTLY SHE WORKS AS A FREELANCE RESEARCHER, UNAFFILIATED WITH ACADEMIC OR POLITICAL BODIES, INVESTIGATING OFFICIAL RECORDS AND PROVIDING REPORTS FOR VARIOUS CLAIMANTS IN NATIVE TITLE CASES. SHE LIVES WITH HER ARTIST HUSBAND AND TWO DOGS ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BRISBANE; AND HAS THREE CHILDREN AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN.
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