'Where the little inmates are permitted to grow up natural and normal human beings.' 'Inside' assistant curator Karolina Kilian came across a 1933 'Australian Women's Weekly' article about the Church of England Homes for Children.
As a young girl growing up in the Church of England Girls Home, Carlingford, NSW, Dianne Gallagher knew that the staff didn't forward her letters to her mother. So, Dianne used to give her letters to her school friend to post.
An article from Pix, May 31 1958 features photographs of the Church of England Boys Home, Carlingford, NSW.
I am Wilma Robb and I live in Canberra. I am a Forgotten Australian. I went into care when I was five years old for around about 12 months. There is no record of me leaving the orphanage in Sydney, which is Carlingford.