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No more silent tears #2

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.

articles/lectures, Child Migrants, documents, Responding to the National Apology

Orphaning experiences #2

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.