Dr Wayne Chamley, an advocate from Broken Rites, shares the history of Tony Danis. Tony was held in the Mont Park Asylum after escaping from a home run by the brothers of St. John of God.
Oliver Cosgrove writes in response to personal histories about child slave labour in children's homes. He refers to a photograph of children building the swimming pool at Clontarf Boys' Town, and notes that such work contravened the International Labour Organisation Convention.
Carolin Wenzel from The Benevolent Society lets us know about two current ways to support children's safety. Members of the public are invited to suubmit their view to the Senate Inquiry into Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions]. There is also a Rally for Children's Safety at Parliament House, Canberra on Wednesday 25 May 2011.
Dr. Wendy Sutton, who was an inmate in The Pines (Convent of the Good Shepherd, Plympton) shares her experiences, including how she met her life-long friend.
"Imay not have been an orphan in the real sense of the word, and my experience at Clontarf as a state ward, however, was full of orphaning experiences”. Godfrey Gilmour, a retired Anglican priest, noticed himself as a child in a photograph, published on this website, taken by Mick O’Donoghue at Clontarf Boys Town in the 1950s. Here, he shares his experiences as a child migrant from a loving family in Malta to the humiliating conditions at Clontarf.
Former Child Migrant Raymond Brand writes about his experience as a child migrant from Britain, growing up in Castledare and Bindoon, WA. Ray describes the abuse he suffered and how education and medical care were low priorities at Bindoon.
In 2003, the BBC broadcasted a series of programmes based on interviews with over 150 former Child Migrants sent to Australia, Rhodesia, Canada and New Zealand. Original legislators and child care specialists involved in the policy were also interviewed.
R honda describes how it's been hard for her to get a job and who is helping her.
Did the first episode of the ABC-TV series "The Making of Modern Australia" appropriately represent Forgotten Australians? You can view the programme here.
Gloria Lovely was taken to St Vincent's Orphanage, Nudgee, in 1943, when she was 18 months old. She was then sent to a foster family at the age of ten. Here, Gloria writes about her experience in foster care.