Barbara spent time as a child in Opal House, Opal Joyce Wilding Home, Wilson Youth Hospital, Vaughan House, The Haven and at Wolston Park Hospital (Osler House) between the years 1970 and 1979. Barbara is now the co-ordinator of the support group Now Remembered Australians Inc. In her poem 'One Man', Barbara pays tribute to Fr. Wally Dethlefs who helped to establish The Justice for Juveniles Group, previously known as the Wilson Protest Group.
In these videos, Rhonda Trivett details some of her experiences from the age of 13, from 1974 – 1981, when she was interned in the maximum security adult ward (Osler House), in Wolston Park Hospital and her call for current reforms.
As a child, Barbara Lane spent time in six institutions, between 1970 and 1979. Here, she shares six poems.
Sue Treweek was a resident of Abbortsford Convent from 1968 - 1970. At the age of 11, she was sent to Warilda, in Brisbane. She was also a resident of the Bush Children's Home in 1973 and Nudgee Orphanage from 1978 - 1979, both in Queensland.
Rhonda Trivett, at the age of 13, from 1974 – 1981, was locked in the maximum security ward (Osler House), in Wolston Park Hospital, Brisbane. In her video, talks about her experiences and the need for redress.
Rhonda shares a poem about life as a teenager in the adult maximum security ward in Wolston Park Hospital, Queensland.