"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.
Helen Harms writes about her experiences and shares photographs from her childhood in Nazareth House, Wynumm, Queensland.
Award-winning film maker and visual artist, Rachael Romero, writes about the image of the knife that was used in a theatre production at the Pines (Convent of the Good Shepherd):
On 7 December, 2010, at Old Parliament House, Canberra, the international leader of The Salvation Army, General Shaw Clifton issued a national apology to former residents of Salvation Army Homes.
Jo Malham's father-in-law, Ernie, is a Forgotten Australian. Here, she shares her art work which is inspired by Ernie's history.
G raham Evans, a former resident of St Vincent's Westmead, recalls that printing the school newspaper was not a rewarding task.
In the first of a two-part post, Cath points to some photographs of an orphanage, and marvels at the connections to be made by sharing online.
The Liverpool Regional Museum, in New South Wales, has an exhibit on St Ann's Orphanage.
Former resident of Hay, Wilma Robb, shares her photographs taken at the Hay Girls Reunion in 2007.
Bonney Djuric is a former resident of Parramatta Girls Home. Here is a section from her film Asylum which was produced as a major art work for her Honours year in 2005 at the National Art School, Sydney.