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Video: Wake-up call from the stolen and forgotten

by Rhonda Trivett (guest author) on 28 May, 2010

Rhonda Trivett, at the age of 13, from 1974 – 1981, was locked in the maximum security adult ward (Osler House), in Wolston Park Hospital, Brisbane. In her video, Rhonda talks about her experiences and the need for redress.

Wakeup call from the stolen and forgotten

8 thoughts on “Video: Wake-up call from the stolen and forgotten”

  1. Rhonda I’d love to meet you, my Mother was put in Wolston Park in approx. mid 1960’s.
    My Father died leaving her with 6 children and no support. She was labelled as a schizophrenic and spent her years there till she died in 1992. I am astounded at the lies and coverups that happenened. I too was fostered with a good family unfortunately the mother is hooked into keeping secrets. It was a sick world then I truly beleive it was all fallout from the world wars in the previous 100 years.

    These people from back then had so much to be ashamed of, hopefully the cycle is breaking. There are so many good people around now. Hope to hear from you I will look out for you.

  2. Hi Rhonda,

    You are a very strong woman and I give my heart to you and your story.

    You mention in the video that there are photos but I cannot see any for Osler house. Where may I find them?

    Thanks Rhonda and take care,


  3. Hi Kism,
    There are some photos of Osler House on this site at:

  4. Rhonda… how brave you are. I knew of a young indigenous girl who was put in WPH in the 70’s (I think, or 60’s) in similar circumstances, with similar experiences. I myself was a patient for a long period as a teenager, however it was in the newer Barrett Centre in the 90’s and things were very different, thankfully, though there are things that will stay with me for life. I’m currently studying to become a nurse in the hope that somehow I can help heal the hurts. But you are truly amazing, what you have achieved, and even just to survive.
    I wish you all the very best, you are an inspiration.

  5. Kelly, that was great you studying to become a nurse i hope you can make a good difference out there cheers from rhonda keep in touch

  6. i would like to meet you to
    right to me on my email and i will give you my phone number

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