Helen Harms writes about her experiences and shares photographs from her childhood in Nazareth House, Wynumm, Queensland.
"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.
Rachael Romero remembers the women admitted as children to 'The Pines', who stayed there well into their adulthood.