documents, Forgotten Australians, memories

Institution for Boys, Tamworth

D ianne McInnes, a PhD student at Bond University Queensland, under the supervision of Dr Paul Wilson, is studying the adult criminological consequences of the boys at the Institution for Boys, Tamworth, 1948 to 1976. Spcecifically, the research concerns effects of instutionalised routine and enforced silence of juvenile males who did not have criminal records.

Forgotten Australians, memories, poetry

One Man

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.

documents, Forgotten Australians, memories

Graham John Davis 1946 – 1974

Following on from his autobiography, "A Tormented Life", Warren Porter writes the story of his deceased brother, Graham Davis. Warren writes about how Graham was sent to Westbrook Farm Home in 1961. Warren argues the case for a Royal Commission into the treatment of children in Australian institutions.