A West Australian man whose children were taken away from him by the authorities has rejected suggestions he was a drinker who neglected his kids.
Donald Collard has been giving evidence in a Stolen Generations compensation case, which is expected to set a precedent for others in WA.
Mr Collard, his wife Sylvia, and seven of their children are seeking damages and costs over the removals, which occurred from 1958 to 1961.
Mr Collard has said he was the victim of social and institutional prejudice because he was classified as one-quarter Aboriginal, while his wife was considered "native"...

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