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Letter to Mummy

by Dianne Gallagher (guest author) on 19 September, 2011

As a young girl growing up in the Church of England Girls Home, Carlingford, NSW, Dianne Gallagher knew that the staff didn’t forward her letters to her mother. So, Dianne used to give her letters to her school friend to post.

Below is a letter that Dianne wrote to her mother, in 1964.

Back of envelope

second page of hand written letter Hand written letter to mother from primary school-aged child

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2 thoughts on “Letter to Mummy”

  1. I was in care with Dalmar during the years of – I think- 1972 – 1973. There was me and my two brothers Grant and Todd Jackson – I was seperated from them as they were in the boys quarters and I was in the girls.

    I just really nead to know anything about this time


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