The Remembrance Day 2011 event in Brisbane on 7 December was well attended and affirming. Here are some photographs from the event.
Listen to the interview with Forgotten Australian Rosie Klohs and her brother Bill, reunited after 53 years.
I have edited some contributions recently on the basis that they were not in keeping with the guidelines for this website.
Juanita Maria Burr, nee Broderick, was a resident of Nudgee Orphanage, Queensland, from 1944 (the year of her birth) to 1961. Here she shares a recollection, including photos of her singing at the World Expo, 1988, Brisbane.
Leigh Westin, who grew up in Scarba House and Parramatta Girls Home, is sewing a memorial entitled "No More Silent Tears for Forgotten Australians". The memorial is comprised of a large panel of handkerchiefs each decorated by those who spent time in a Children's Home or institution.
Tstate of redress in Western Australia for Forgotten Australians and former Child Migrants was covered by SBS on 1 June 2011.
ABC-TV's 7.30 program reports on the soon-to-be released film Oranges and Sunshine.
In a recent post on this website, Godfrey Gilmour, writes about his experience as a former Child Migrant. He remembers Father Cyril Stinson visiting his school in Malta in order to recruit boys to migrate to Australia. Oliver Cosgrove kindly contacted the National Museum with information about Father Stinson.
The Forgotten Australians Action Group has organised a petition for a Royal Commission for Forgotten Australians.
The Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs is conducting an inquiry into former forced adoption policies and practices.