Wayne (Hank) Edward Lewis (illegally adopted - Cottrell) writes, "I changed my name back to my family name - "Lewis" after the death of my adopted parents and after finally the archaic "Adoption Laws" were changed at end of 1993, and I was finally able to find my natural family only to find my Natural Mother had died in a state of depression 20yrs prior - she came back to Australia to try to find me, with no luck, I felt deprived, because of those Adoption Laws!"
Helen Harms writes about her experiences and shares photographs from her childhood in Nazareth House, Wynumm, Queensland.
Christine Harms is performing at the National Museum of Australia as part of "Music to Remember", on 16 November, 2011. This concert has been scheduled to acknowledge the second anniversary of the National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. Hear her latest recording of her original song "Give it Up", dedicated to Al 'Crow' Fletcher, the author of "Brutal: Surviving Westbrook Boys Home".
Listen to author Al 'Crow' Fletcher talk about his experiences at Westbrook Farm Home for Boys.
'Inever spoke of the abuse because it seemed normal. I had been abused in the orphanage'. In 1957, Donna, aged three, was sent into institutional care with her sister and four brothers. Donna shared her personal history with the National Museum.
Forgotten Australian and author Lily Fontaine has published her autobiography 'The Other Side'.
Local Westbrook resident and Inside website contributor Clayton Rogers invites all Westbrook Boys Home survivors to the Westbrook Family Fun Day.
The Queensland Department of Communities has published a booklet to provide former residents of institutional care with information about the records of institutions that have been located to this date.
Sally Pryor, from 'The Canberra Times', reported on last week's talk by Alfred Fletcher, author of 'Brutal', at the National Museum of Australia.
The Queensland Government has published key findings from consultations, beginning in 2000, with Forgotten Australians.