Ina Titasey was born in 1927 and had a charmed early childhood on Naghir Island in the Torres Strait. She was surrounded by nature and colour as she fished and gardened and played with her siblings and cousins. Her beloved mother and extended family were always close. In a matter of hours Ina and her twin sister, Cessa, find themsleves at catholic convent on Thursday Island, all shades of grey, cemet and steel. From that point they were "trapped like the pigs" and always under the watchful eyes of the nuns.
Ina draws on strong family ties, work ethic and cultural heritage to cope with her new enviroment, and later her mother's death, as well as the injustices wrought by the Department of native affairs from quite island girl to the singing grandma who travelled the world as one of the Mills Sister'ss, Ina's Story is an engaging, lyrical memoir with many surprises.