Forgotten Australians, memories, photos

Silky Oaks

by Diane Tronc (guest author) on 1 June, 2011

Silky Oaks Children’s Home was founded by the Open Brethren and first opened in Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland in 1940. In 1946 the Home was relocated to Manly. Former Silky Oaks resident Diane Tronc shares historical photos of the Home, her foster family and the Silky Oaks Reunion in May 2011.

5 thoughts on “Silky Oaks”

  1. The instutition was controlled by the religious sect/cult known as the Christian/Plymouth/Open Brethern now community churches prefer to protect there bricks and mortar than listern and accept children were raped sexually abused sent children who made allegations to solicitors rather than beleive there allegations a book is being written the history of Silky Oaks without fear or favor and the brethren

  2. Yes a cult it was and a hell of a life.

    Will be good to see the book out their and our Historical journey as survivors and our life stories told.

  3. Steve by your comments you have read part of Mike book written in line with “Once a Brethren Boy” I known Mike Please contact my experience at SO is one I find hard to tell but will very soon

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  5. A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you ought to publish more about this issue, it may not be a taboo subject but usually people do not speak about these subjects. To the next! Best wishes.

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