Wings for Survivors provided the National Museum with information concerning the petition to save the Ballarat Orphanage site.
Former Child Migrant Rupert Hewison writes about a birthday phonecall from his mother, received while he was at St Faith's Home, Surrey, England, in the 1960s.
'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.
Singer/songwriter Leanne Hawkins who spent time in St Michael's, in Bathurst. Here you can view her latest video clip for her song 'Momma'.
'Inever spoke of the abuse because it seemed normal. I had been abused in the orphanage'. In 1957, Donna, aged three, was sent into institutional care with her sister and four brothers. Donna shared her personal history with the National Museum.
'These are my observations, thoughts & feelings', writes Diane Mancuso. Many Forgotten Australians bear the burden of memories associated with institutional 'care'. In this series of poems entitled 'DOCS' (Department of Children's Services), Diane courageously demonstrates the intergenerational risk of children being lost to out-of-home care. The cycle sadly continues.
Listen to the interview with Forgotten Australian Rosie Klohs and her brother Bill, reunited after 53 years.
Further to her post on 11 July, this year, Priscilla Taylor has provided more letters from her personal government file which show that her mother had very few rights with regard to visiting her.
Forgotten Australian and author Lily Fontaine has published her autobiography 'The Other Side'.
Graham Evans shares a photograph of the St Vincent's choir in 1962.