Forgotten Australians, photos, poetry

Summer

At the age of twelve, Janice was taken by her grandparents and father to Mount Saint Canice, one of the Magdalene Laundries. The laundry was run by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Hobart, Tasmania. Now Janice lives in California, USA, where she enjoys writing and tending her beautiful garden. Here she shares one of her recent poems.

art, Forgotten Australians, memories, poetry

Remember Them, Those Poor Souls

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.