She was only 10: Inquest highlights devastating suicide epidemic in the Kimberley
“The tragic individual events were shaped by the crushing effects of intergenerational trauma and poverty upon entire communities. This community-wide trauma generated multiple and prolonged exposures to individual traumatic events for these children and young persons.”
— Ros Fogliani, WA state coroner
These words are the broad findings of an inquest into what you can describe as a mundane catastrophe.
It’s a catastrophe because it’s about the needless deaths from suicide of 12 young indigenous people — including one