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.
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:
A report, published yesterday in the Sydney Morning Herald, reveals abuse in NSW juvenile detention facilities.
Award-winning film maker and visual artist, Rachael Romero, writes about the image of the knife that was used in a theatre production at the Pines (Convent of the Good Shepherd):
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.
On 17 February, 2011, author and Forgotten Australian, Maree Giles spoke to staff at the National Museum of Australia. Maree summarises the history of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct and her experiences at Parramatta Girls Home when she was aged 16.
Two of Rachael Romero's paintings depict some of her experiences at 'The Pines' in South Australia.
Al Fletcher's horrifying but sadly true story, as told to Cheryl Jorgensen,"Brutal: Surviving Westbrook Boys Home" was re-released in 2010.
Wilma nee Wilma Cassidy held up this napkin in the Great Hall of Parliament House during the National Apology to Forgotten Australians and former Child Migrants on 16 November 2009.