Listen to author Al 'Crow' Fletcher talk about his experiences at Westbrook Farm Home for Boys.
Local Westbrook resident and Inside website contributor Clayton Rogers invites all Westbrook Boys Home survivors to the Westbrook Family Fun Day.
Sally Pryor, from 'The Canberra Times', reported on last week's talk by Alfred Fletcher, author of 'Brutal', at the National Museum of Australia.
Former inmate of Westbrook Farm Home for Boys, Alfred Fletcher, will speak at the National Museun of Australia on Thursday 1 September 2011 at 12.30 - 1.30 pm, in the Friends Lounge.
'The Superintendent said, "Don't look at me in that tone of voice" and banged boy 90's head several times against the tin wall'. Read the full 1961 report of the Inquiry into Westbrook Farm Home for Boys by Stipendiary Magistrate, Mr AE Schwarten.
Following on from his autobiography, "A Tormented Life", Warren Porter writes the story of his deceased brother, Graham Davis. Warren writes about how Graham was sent to Westbrook Farm Home in 1961. Warren argues the case for a Royal Commission into the treatment of children in Australian institutions.
In 1950 Brisbane City Mission made this film about Westbrook Farm Home in order to promote its charity work.
Al Fletcher's horrifying but sadly true story, as told to Cheryl Jorgensen,"Brutal: Surviving Westbrook Boys Home" was re-released in 2010.
In his essay 'Reap as you sow' Bernie Matthews describes the brutal treatment – and criminalisation – of children in institutions.
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.