Heather Templeman shares a photo and memories of cleaning the floor at Catherine Booth Salvation Army Girls Home.
On 15 April 2011 Dennis Fogarty posted a request on our Message Board, asking if anyone had photos taken during 1955-56, of Nazareth House in Sebastopol, Victoria. Gabrielle Short has kindly forwarded the following photos.
Gabrielle Short has organised a reunion of former inmates from the Winlaton Youth Training Centre. 'It's time to hold our heads up high and be proud of who we are and the fact that we have survived and are still here to tell our stories,' says Gabbi. The reunion will take place at Open Place in Melbourne on 29 October 2011.
James McMurchy grew up in St Cuthbert's Home for Boys, Colac, Victoria where his single mother was employed as a house parent.
Dr Wayne Chamley, an advocate from Broken Rites, shares the history of Tony Danis. Tony was held in the Mont Park Asylum after escaping from a home run by the brothers of St. John of God.
Graham Budd recalls the influential staff at Northcote Farm School during his residence from 1939: Colonel Heath as a man in the wrong place, "but a man for all that", old Wally the bootmaker, and Mrs Odgers, with a great deal of affection.
T.shares her personal history ngrowing up in Children's Homes in Victoria. The National Museum respects T.'s wish not to have her full first name or family name published.
Alchemy Theatre's production of Sanctuary, written by Chris Dickens is touring Victoria this month.
Graham Budd arrived in Australia from England in 1939 and was sent to Northcote Farm School in Victoria. Here he recalls winning a national competition run by ABC Radio’s The Argonauts, and how his joy was tempered by the remarks of a cruel cottage mother.
The report "Beyond the Home Gates: Life after Growing Up in Catholic Institutions" is based on interviews with 40 people aged in their 40s to 70s who left Catholic children’s institutions in Victoria between 1945 and 1983.