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Parramatta Girls’ Home (Or: Eyes To The Floor)

[Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are respectfully advised that the following article contains images and names of people who may be deceased.] Image source: http://www.parragirls.org.au   It looks like the Australia royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse … Continue reading

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Forced Adoptions (Or: Thanks for Keeping Me Sane)

Another first person account. In the late 1950s, I spent the best part of a year in the Diamatina Receiving Depot in the Brisbane suburb of Wooloowin, otherwise known as Warilda. It was a Queensland Government crisis-care facility with never … Continue reading

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