Diane Mancuso shares two stories about growing up in a large Irish family in the suburbs, time spent in Bidura children's home and beyond. Diane has also written a poem, 'Billy Billy', about her brother who was also in 'care' and later died on his birthday.
'We were just whipped away; we didn't know where we were going,' says Carmel Durant, who grew up in Bidura Home, Glebe, NSW and with various foster parents. Read Glenn Ellard's report in the 'South Coast Register' about the chalk drawing Carmel made when she was ten years old.
During the 1940s, Carmel Durant (nee Green) and her sisters lived in and out of Bidura children's home in Glebe, New South Wales. She shares her story.
A heart-wrenching poem in which a little girl laments her inability to take care of the others.