Forgotten Australians

Illegally adopted

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!"

Forgotten Australians, music

Give it Up

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".