The Orphaned Soldier
15 Aug. 2021
A powerful true story of one boy's fight to survive. "Tears ran down my face as I knelt beside my bed, clasping my 6-year old hands together, trembling in fear-praying they wouldn't come to get me." In Australia, they called it the 'Stolen Generation', referring to the forced removal of indigenous children from their families. In New Zealand, we were known as the 'Lost and Unwanted Generation'. We were orphans, unwanted by our families and left in the hands of The Salvation Army. Many didn’t survive – but Daryl Te’Nadii did, and he has lived to tell his incredible story of being an orphan in NZ, to living on the streets of Australia, and becoming an elite physical training instructor in the Australian Army.