"Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions" opened 15 November, 2011 at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra. Here are some photographs from the event, taken by George Serras.
Interdisciplinary artist Rachael Romero is currently creating the Magdalene Laundry Diary drawings for her forthcoming film. Here she shares some more images from her work in progress.
Former Child Migrant Rupert Hewison shares his personal history, from his time at St. Faith's Home in Surry, UK to his being sent to Fairbridge House ‘Tresca’ in Tasmania.
Janice Konstantinidis was an inmate in Mount Saint Canice, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, where she worked as an unpaid child labourer in the Good Shepherd Sisters' commercial laundry. Janice now lives in California in USA. Here, she shares one of her recent poems.
Ruby Jane Perkins shares her poem "The Stranger".
Helen Harms writes about her experiences and shares photographs from her childhood in Nazareth House, Wynumm, Queensland.
Christine Harms is performing at the National Museum of Australia as part of "Music to Remember", on 16 November, 2011. This concert has been scheduled to acknowledge the second anniversary of the National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. Hear her latest recording of her original song "Give it Up", dedicated to Al 'Crow' Fletcher, the author of "Brutal: Surviving Westbrook Boys Home".
View the latest film by Rachael Romero depicting, through drawings and poetry, her experiences at The Pines in South Australia.
Forgotten Australian Diane Mancuso, who recently re-connected with her UK-based sister, shares a poem about her family's history, written by her nephew, Simon Houlders.
'Living is easy with eyes closed', so wrote John Lennon in the song 'Strawberry Fields Forever', of his childhood experiences playing in the grounds of the Strawberry Field Salvation Army Children's Home, Liverpool.