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, articles/lectures, documents, drawing, Forgotten Australians, memories

Museum accepts poignant memento of tough times

'We were just whipped away; we didn't know where we were going,' says Carmel Durant, who grew up in Bidura Home, Glebe, NSW and with various foster parents. Read Glenn Ellard's report in the 'South Coast Register' about the chalk drawing Carmel made when she was ten years old.

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.