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At the memorial

by Adele on 16 December, 2010

On Friday 10th December the memorial to Western Australian Forgotten Australians was unveiled on the grassed area in front of the Western Australian Museum’s Jubilee Building, Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth. A Forgotten Australian pauses at the memorial to share her memories.

I was once a street kid, a unwanted child who became one of the “Forgotten Australian’s”. On the streets of Perth I found shelter in a tree and changed my name to Victoria, so I could hide my true feelings of hopelessness, and despair.

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