Gabbi Rose shares photographs from the reunion of former inmates of the Winlaton Youth Training Centre, held at Open Place, Melbourne, on 29 October, 2011.
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.
My name is Lynette Meyers. I became a ward of the state with the Victorian government in 1959, September 1959. I was there until 1963. I was sent back to my stepfather in Queensland by the Victorian government and, on the recommendations that I have now read in my file, he was the last person I should have been sent back to.
Lynn Meyers shares her personal history and photographs from her file of Winlaton Youth Training Centre where she was a resident.
Nicole Troccoli-Dennis wrote the following poem in 1988, at Winlaton Detention Centre, Victoria.