documents, events, Forgotten Australians, memories

A Forgotten Australian’s scrapbook

Josephine Littlehawk generously donated her scrapbook to the National Museum of Australia. It contains photographs and memorabilia relating to her childhood at St Joseph's Orphanage Goulburn and recent inquiries, apologies and memorials.

art, Child Migrants, events, Forgotten Australians, memories, objects, Responding to the National Apology, Stolen Generations

No more silent tears #2

Leigh Westin, who grew up in Scarba House and Parramatta Girls Home, is sewing a memorial entitled "No More Silent Tears for Forgotten Australians". The memorial is comprised of a large panel of handkerchiefs each decorated by those who spent time in a Children's Home or institution.

documents, Forgotten Australians, photos

Children’s mass grave in Sydney

Over 100 bodies of unidentified children were discovered during a recent rebuild of the psychiatric ward at Sydney Children's Hospital – the site of the former Randwick Asylum for Destitute Children. Here, John Murray shares photographs of the ceremony held for their reinterment.