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Waiting at the Gate

At the age of five, after years of abuse, and just months after the death of her father, Robyn was sent on a ‘holiday’ and was never returned to her family. She waited at the gate for her mother to return but it soon dawned on her that her family was not coming to get her. This is Robyn’s story. From humble and sometimes horrific beginnings Robyn became one of Australia’s leading fashion and textile designers and an accomplished artist. In Waiting at the Gate Robyn transforms her life and comes back from the brink of despair to rebuild her life.

Jason Foster

Jason Foster was born in Sydney in 1976. He grew up in the Blue Mountains and is a History/English teacher with a Masters in History. He is currently studying a Diploma in Languages in Spanish and teaches at a high...

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Robyn Caughlan

Robyn Caughlan is a Dharug woman from Western Sydney. She is a fashion and textile designer and painter and was voted Aboriginal artist of the year in 1990 and 1991. Her textile designs and fashions were showcased in New York...

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