Reports and Stories of the Forgotten Australians throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Ex PM Kevin Rudd apologises to the Forgotten Australians and Child Migrants Nov 16 2009

"...They should be honoured for their experience and given every support they need in order to participate fully in the community of which they are part..."

Speech Senator Gary Humphries on the Forgotten Australians Inquiry.

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I spent six months at Daruk during 1966. I was 14 years old at the time.


I remember being hit and kicked, on many occasions by an "Officer" by the name of Edingham. He was nicknamed "The Goat", because of his penchant for kicking his victims.


There was also an attempt by another Officer at sexual abuse.


I got up to go to the toilet one night, and he insisted that I had wet the bed. I was required to have a shower, and wash the bedsheets. While I was drying myself off afterwards, he pretended to be inspecting his eye in the mirror, but was actually inspecting me!

By Anonymous


All Images from Huff 'n' Puff  and Many thanks from the Forgotten Australians website

Daruk Boys Home

DARUK

It is not just the impact that tragic childhood experiences have had for the Forgotten Australians. Their children and families have also felt the impact, which can then flow through to future generations.
This image dedicated to all those abused whilst under Institutional care.
It is not just the impact that tragic childhood experiences have had for the Forgotten Australians. Their children and families have also felt the impact, which can then flow through to future generations.