Clearly, Miss Lowe was not going to be content to leave Del in the Strack household. Until that point Del’s previous employer would have been unaware that she had said anything to anybody, presumably secure in the assumption that she would be too frightened to do so. After all, Miss Lowe had in her possession, courtesy of Mrs Smith, Del’s ‘statement’ about her supposed lover, she had had Del examined for (and cleared of) possible pregnancy, and transferring Del to another employer would have been an expedient solution to the whole crisis. By telling her new employer of the rape, Del had thrown a major spanner in a mechanism that probably had worked very successfully in similar cases. Ming’s unexpected refusal to let Del go certainly changed everything.
KeywordsBright Spot Aboriginal Woman Northern Territory Police Commissioner Royal North Shore Hospital
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