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No more silent tears #2

Leigh Westin, who grew up in Scarba House and Parramatta Girls Home, is sewing a memorial entitled "No More Silent Tears for Forgotten Australians". The memorial is comprised of a large panel of handkerchiefs each decorated by those who spent time in a Children's Home or institution.

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Medical testing on children

The University of Melbourne, in 2009, acknowledged its prior use of children in orphanages as human guinea-pigs in medical research in 2009. Read Tom Thompson's recollections of men in white coats giving him injections at a Children's Home in Parkville, VIC.