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Service Records as a piece of the puzzle

Leonard_Bugg_thumbRecently at Lotus Place we have noticed a flurry of interest in service records, particularly from World War Two. Overwhelmingly these relate to fathers / grandfathers / brothers / uncles but there are also a number of mothers / grandmothers / sisters / aunts who enlisted. People find a range of benefits when they access a service record.
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We’ve made some changes…

Interactive Child Welfare Timeline New content, new visually engaging timeline, new induction pack to help navigate the site. Last week the Find & Connect web resource updated and added some great new features. To access the Induction Pack and the interactive timeline just head to the footer from any page on the site.
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Do you recognise these Barnardos’ Homes?

tn_Barnardos Lindfield Family Group Homes have existed in Australia since the late 1940’s and became an increasingly common model of ‘care’ in the eastern states during the second half of the century. Family Group Homes were located on residential streets, in the suburbs, generally without organisational signs and were often only open for relatively short periods of time.
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More photographs unearthed

tn_BM2-23-370.png In December 2015, ABC Online had an article about a precious collection of photographs that a woman discovered while cleaning out her deceased aunt’s home. The home belonged to Annie Woods, who had been a mothercraft nurse in the 1960s, working in a number of children’s institutions in Victoria.
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The importance of photos

tn_cooinoo02Photographs play an important role in everyone’s life – they connect us to our past, they remind us of people, places, feelings, and stories. They can help us to know who we are. For people who grew up in children’s institutions, photographs are especially important – sadly, this is because for so many people, the photographs most of us take for granted, don’t exist.
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