"Institutional abuse does not stop when we age out of the system". Former Senator Andrew Murray shares the essay that he co-authored with Dr Marilyn Rock "The Enduring Legacy of Growing Up In Care in 20th Century Australia".
How is a Forgotten Australian supposed to obtain redress when his former institution 'destroyed' its records? A daughter of a Forgotten Australian shares letters from the Government of Western Australia and the Salvation Army.
Carole May Smith shares a poem written by her deceased brother Christopher Peter Carroll. Chris grew up in homes in three states. He died just before Carole was to meet him after a 15 year separation.
Alan Bowles, who grew up in a Salvation Army Home, shares the song he wrote and performed at the unveiling of the Victorian memorial to Forgotten Australians, in Melbourne on 25 October 2010.
Heather Templeman shares a photo and memories of cleaning the floor at Catherine Booth Salvation Army Girls Home.
On 7 December, 2010, at Old Parliament House, Canberra, the international leader of The Salvation Army, General Shaw Clifton issued a national apology to former residents of Salvation Army Homes.
The Salvation Army apology for survivors of Salvation Army Girls and Boys Homes of Australia will take place this week in Canberra.
My name is Ron and I am 61 years old. I am here today for the Forgotten Australians apology by Kevin – sorry, Mr Rudd. I have mixed feelings about it. One is that an apology after 60 years of basic abuse by the Salvation Army where I was incarcerated when I was 11 years old...
Throughout their childhood, Warren and his brother Graham endured harsh institutional conditions. Along with vivid descriptions and drawings, Warren's story includes historical photographs and documents.