Read the Catholic 'Record' newspaper's report of the arrival of young Oliver Cosgrove, one of 65 children on board the SS 'New Australia' in 1953.
Patrick O'Flaherty arrived in Australia in 1947 thinking he was a war orphan and not knowing that his mother was alive in England. Read Patrick's contribution to 'Where's the fair go? The decline of equity in Australia', for more on his life in Australia, his shaky reunion with his mother and reconnecting with his family in Wales and Ireland.
Hi, my name is Garry. I was placed in an institution when I was about three months old, the same institution I was in there until I was about 13. I left there having them thinking I was going on holidays but I had no intention of coming back.