These publications have been written by members of the Find & Connect team during the course of the project.

Online Resources

Find & Connect web resource project, ‘Consultation Paper on Records and recordkeeping practices: submission from the Find & Connect web resource’, 17 October 2016.  http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/getattachment/5e644869-60f0-4b33-8075-4b6860b4d771/Find-and-Connect-web-resource

Find & Connect web resource project, ‘Response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Consultation Paper: Redress and Civil Litigation’, 2 March 2015. http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/getattachment/4040fd14-36d5-4f15-9912-bb7926bc4569/Find-and-Connect-Web-Resource-Project

Humphreys, Cathy, ‘George Pell and the power of indifference’, The Drum, 2 March 2016. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-02/humphreys-george-pell-and-the-power-of-indifference/7213120

O’Neill, Cate, ‘”She had always been a difficult case”: Jill’s short, tragic life in Victoria’s institutions, 1952–1955’, Provenance: the journal of Public Record Office Victoria, 2015. http://prov.vic.gov.au/publications/provenance/provenance2015/a-difficult-case

O’Neill, Cate, ‘Accessing the records of the Forgotten Australians: learning from the human rights context to improve archival practices and restorative justice,’ International Council of Archives Congress 2012, Brisbane, Australia 21–24 August 2012. http://ica2012.ica.org/files/pdf/Full%20papers%20upload/ica12Final00354.pdf

O’Neill, Cate, ‘Not just about abuse: records access is key to care leavers’ identity,’ The Conversation,  20 December 2013. https://theconversation.com/not-just-about-abuse-records-access-is-key-to-care-leavers-identity-20895

O’Neill, Cate, Frank Golding and Natasha Story, ‘Improving Access to Victoria’s Historical Child Welfare Records,’ Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, No. 12, 2013. http://prov.vic.gov.au/publications/provenance/provenance2013/child-welfare-records

Parry, Naomi, ‘Children’s Homes, In the Frame’ on Vimeo, 2014. http://vimeo.com/76666132

Rosser, Debra and Shurlee Swain, ‘Eyes of identification: Challenges and opportunities in leveraging highly visible, multiple-level histories,’ Scottish Journal of Residential Care, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2013. http://www.celcis.org/media/resources/publications/2013-vol12-no1-rosser-eyesofidentification.pdf

Swain, Shurlee, ‘Institutionalized Childhood: The Orphanage Remembered,’ The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Vol. 8, No 1, Winter 2015, pp.17-33. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/hcy/summary/v008/8.1.swain.html

Swain, Shurlee, ‘History of Inquiries Reviewing Institutions Providing Care for Children,’ Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, 2014. http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/documents/published-research/historical-perspectives-report-3-history-of-inquir.pdf

Swain, Shurlee, ‘History of Institutions Providing Out-of-home Care to Children,’ Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, 2014. http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/documents/published-research/historical-perspectives-report-2-history-of-instit.pdf

Swain, Shurlee, ‘History of Child Protection Legislation,’ Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, 2014. http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/documents/published-research/historical-perspectives-report-1-history-of-instit.pdf

Swain, Shurlee, ‘History of Adoption and Fostering in Australia,’ Oxford Bibliographies Online: Childhood Studies, 2013.  http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791231/obo-9780199791231-0102.xml

Swain, Shurlee, Cathy Humphreys, Gavan McCarthy, Sarah Green, Karen George and Cate O’Neill, ‘Submission from Find & Connect web resource project, Issues Paper 4, Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children in Out-of-Home Care,’ Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, 2013. http://childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/submissions/312/issues-paper-4,-preventing-sexual-abuse-of-children-in-out-of-home-care-

Journal Articles

Evans, Caroline, ‘Idealists, pragmatists and “simple-minded” scamps: the Tasmanian Mental Deficiency Board and State “Care” in the 1920s’, Australian Historical Studies, Volume 48, 2017 – Issue 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2017.1279195

Evans, Caroline, ‘Family History in the Find & Connect Web Resource,’ Family History Journal, Tasmania, 2013.

George, Karen, ‘”Sad death of a child”: researching the death of children in state care as an act of remembrance’, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Vol. 8. No. 3, 2015, pp.476-499.

Jones, Michael and Cate O’Neill, ‘Identity, records and archival evidence: exploring the needs of Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, Archives and Records,’ The Journal of the Archives and Records Association, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014, pp.110-125.

Mccarthy, Gavan, Shurlee Swain and Cate O’Neill, ‘Archives, identity and survivors of out-of-home care,’ Archives and Manuscripts, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2012, pp.1-3.

O’Neill, Cate, Vlad Selakovic and Rachel Tropea, ‘Access to records for people who were in out-of-home care: moving beyond ‘third dimension’ archival practice,’ Archives and Manuscripts, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2012, pp.29-41.

Swain, Shurlee, ‘Stakeholders as Subjects: The Role of Historians in the Development of Australia’s Find & Connect Web Resource,’ The Public Historian, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2014, pp.38-50. DOI: 10.1525/tph.2014.36.4.38

Swain, Shurlee and Nell Musgrove, ‘We are the stories we tell about ourselves: child welfare records and the construction of identity among Australians who, as children, experienced out-of-home “care”,’ Archives and Manuscripts, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2012, pp. 4-14.

Swain, Shurlee, Leonie Sheedy and Cate O’Neill, ‘Responding to “Forgotten Australians”: historians and the legacy of out-of-home “care”,’ Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2012, pp.17-28.

Book Chapters

Parry, Naomi, ‘Tracing the Past: The Find & Connect web resource,’ in Paul Ashton and Jacqueline Z. Wilson (eds) Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014.

Swain, Shurlee and Nell Musgrove, ‘Contained and Confined: Female Incarceration in Nineteenth-Century Australia,’ in Paul Ashton and Jacqueline Z. Wilson (eds) Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014.