Forgotten Australians, photos, Stolen Generations

Juanita’s photos

by Juanita Burr (guest author) on 29 June, 2010

Juanita Burr, nee Broderick, was a resident of Nudgee Orphanage, Queensland, from 1944 (the year of her birth) to 1961. These photos were taken because Juanita wanted to document the events surrounding the Queensland Forde Inquiry into the abuse of children in Queensland institutions. Juanita says, “These homes were hell-holes for thousands of children. They killed our dreams. They prevented us from being who we could have been”.

1 thought on “Juanita’s photos”

  1. Hi There

    I was in Nudgee orphanage at least twice between the ages of 1 year and my 9th year. I did have a bad experience with one of the senior kids who were given far too much supervision of kids. Although it did niot effect me in later life the memory of it is still there in the mind

    They did give me an education while I was there but it was avery impersonal place.

    I can remember lining up for morning tea given a slice of bread and we had to dip it into a dish of honey

    There were two spearte parts for boys and girls.

    Funny enough my mother and her 3 brothers were also at Nudgee. I went back to have a look at the place abiut 3 years ago

    Regards

    David

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