Helen Harms writes about her experiences and shares photographs from her childhood in Nazareth House, Wynumm, Queensland.
'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.
Read the Catholic 'Record' newspaper's report of the arrival of young Oliver Cosgrove, one of 65 children on board the SS 'New Australia' in 1953.
Singer/songwriter Christine Harms was admitted to Nazareth House, Wynnum, Queensland at the age of three and left when she was 13. Her original song "On Eagle's Wings", recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is a reflection on her experiences in the Home.
On 15 April 2011 Dennis Fogarty posted a request on our Message Board, asking if anyone had photos taken during 1955-56, of Nazareth House in Sebastopol, Victoria. Gabrielle Short has kindly forwarded the following photos.