"...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.
On the 16th of November 2011 the 2nd anniversary of the national apology, Forgotten Australians were invited to the opening of the "INSIDE: Life in Childrens Homes and Institutions" exhibition. The number of Forgotten Australians may have been 400 plus, many were very excited that at long last we would have our history out there for all the world to see.
But Alas! we were to be disappointed, instead of it being for a 'life time' as was assumed on the PM's apology "we would not be forgotten we would be remembered", in less than 5 years it was pulled down and replaced with a website, a far cry from the impact an exhibition would have on all those who were to pass through.
Adele Chynoweth was the co-curator of the National Museum of Australia (NMA) exhibition Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions.
Learn a bit more about Adele Here