Ruby Jane Perkins shares her poem "The Stranger".
View the latest film by Rachael Romero depicting, through drawings and poetry, her experiences at The Pines in South Australia.
Forgotten Australian Diane Mancuso, who recently re-connected with her UK-based sister, shares a poem about her family's history, written by her nephew, Simon Houlders.
Carole May Smith shares a poem written by her deceased brother Christopher Peter Carroll. Chris grew up in homes in three states. He died just before Carole was to meet him after a 15 year separation.
Author and counsellor Margaret Spivey lived in Children's Homes from the age of 18 months to 17 years. 'Warrior's Journey' is Margaret's powerful poem tracing life in welfare and beyond.
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.
Rachael Romero, a former inmate of the The Pines, the Convent of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Plympton, South Australia, shares her drawing A Severed Life.
In 1971, Rachael Romero, soon after her release from The Pines (Sisters of the Good Shepherd Convent), Plympton, SA, she wrote a poem about how it felt to be indoctrinated.
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.
R achael Romero, who was an inmate in The Pines (Convent of the Good Shepherd, Plympton) shares one of her poems: