The University of Melbourne, in 2009, acknowledged its prior use of children in orphanages as human guinea-pigs in medical research in 2009. Read Tom Thompson's recollections of men in white coats giving him injections at a Children's Home in Parkville, VIC.
'Christiana, in our eyes you were a success', said Leicester about his mother at her funeral. Leicester's eulogy is an account of his history and a tribute to Christiana. It also offers insights into how children were institutionalised in Australia.
Australia's history of the institutionalisation of young women includes incidents of the forced adoption of babies belonging to unmarried mothers. Jennifer Byrne for Network Ten's The 7pm Project reports on the current Senate Inquiry into these former policies and practices.
ABC-TV's 7.30 program reports on the soon-to-be released film Oranges and Sunshine.
This is a song by Graham Evans, a resident of St Michael’s Home, Baulkham Hills, 1958 to 1962 and St Vincent’s Boys Home, Westmead, 1962 to 1966.
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.
Al Fletcher's horrifying but sadly true story, as told to Cheryl Jorgensen,"Brutal: Surviving Westbrook Boys Home" was re-released in 2010.
by Lynn Meyers (guest author) on 16 December, 2010 Lynn Meyers shares her photo of her with Beryl, taken at a gathering to remember the first anniversary of the National Apology at Queensland State Library on November 16, 2010.
On Tuesday 16 November, to mark the first anniversary of the National Apology to Forgotten Australians and former Child Migrants, ACT Forgotten Australians and Women and Prisons (WAP) marched across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge in Canberra. Here are the photographs of the event taken by George Serras, the senior photographer at the National Museum of Australia.
The Salvation Army apology for survivors of Salvation Army Girls and Boys Homes of Australia will take place this week in Canberra.