Janice Konstantinidis was an inmate in Mount Saint Canice, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, where she worked as an unpaid child labourer in the Good Shepherd Sisters’ commercial laundry. Janice now lives in California in USA. Here she shares her writing about her paternal grandmother.
Former Child Migrant Rupert Hewison shares his personal history, from his time at St. Faith's Home in Surry, UK to his being sent to Fairbridge House ‘Tresca’ in Tasmania.
"Institutional abuse does not stop when we age out of the system". Former Senator Andrew Murray shares the essay that he co-authored with Dr Marilyn Rock "The Enduring Legacy of Growing Up In Care in 20th Century Australia".
How is a Forgotten Australian supposed to obtain redress when his former institution 'destroyed' its records? A daughter of a Forgotten Australian shares letters from the Government of Western Australia and the Salvation Army.
Helen Harms writes about her experiences and shares photographs from her childhood in Nazareth House, Wynumm, Queensland.
Listen to Garry Shooks, a Forgotten Australian, talk about his life in institutional 'care'.
Forgotten Australian Diane Mancuso, who recently re-connected with her UK-based sister, shares a poem about her family's history, written by her nephew, Simon Houlders.
Former Child Migrant Rupert Hewison writes about a birthday phonecall from his mother, received while he was at St Faith's Home, Surrey, England, in the 1960s.
'Living is easy with eyes closed', so wrote John Lennon in the song 'Strawberry Fields Forever', of his childhood experiences playing in the grounds of the Strawberry Field Salvation Army Children's Home, Liverpool.
'Inever spoke of the abuse because it seemed normal. I had been abused in the orphanage'. In 1957, Donna, aged three, was sent into institutional care with her sister and four brothers. Donna shared her personal history with the National Museum.