Forgotten Australians, memories, photos

Life in “The Mag”

Janice Konstantinidis, shares a current photograph, as well as her detailed history of her time from the age of 12 working in the laundry of Mount Saint Canice, Tasmania, one of the Magdalena laundries, nicknamed "The Mag". Janice also includes recollections of the lengths some girls would go to in order to escape.

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M’o’mento of slavery

The Sisters of the Good Shepherd ran commercial laundries which serviced many businesses, including hopsitals, hotels and wealthy households. Doing all the unpaid, hard labour in hot conditions were teenage girls who were sent the convent because they were considered to be in "moral danger".

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In the Shadow of Eden

In her short film In the Shadow of Eden, filmmaker Rachael Romero comes to grips with the physical, sexual and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her religion-fixated father while growing up in rural South Australia. The film includes memories of her time in the Good Shepherd Sisters' laundry at The Pines in Plympton, Adelaide.