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.
Diane Mancuso shares two stories about growing up in a large Irish family in the suburbs, time spent in Bidura children's home and beyond. Diane has also written a poem, 'Billy Billy', about her brother who was also in 'care' and later died on his birthday.
Should every day be an R U OK Day? R U OK? is a non-profit Australian organisation which aims to provide a national focus and leadership on suicide prevention.
'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.
Graham Evans, who was sent to st Vincent's Boys Home, Westmead in 1962, has been contributing to this website since it began. Read Graham's latest song lyrics.
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.
Listen to an interview with Dr Michael Davey, former ward of the state and author of 'Journey of Hope', on ABC Radio National.
'Christiana, in our eyes you were a success', said Leicester about his mother at her funeral. Leicester's eulogy is an account of his history and a tribute to Christiana. It also offers insights into how children were institutionalised in Australia.
Coral Miller shares photographs of St Brigid’s Girls Home, Ryde, NSW. Coral and her sister were sent to St Brigid’s for five years after their mother had a breakdown when their father was killed in Malaya at the Parit Sulong Massacre.
ABC-TV's 7.30 program reports on the court action of former students of Fairbridge Farm School, Molong, against the Fairbridge Foundation, state and Federal governments, for turning a blind eye on years of abuse.