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Find & Connect Site Updates

We’re well on our way to a better site, but there’s also a lot that’s been happening in the back ground.

Oral History Projects

Listening to people who experienced care provides deep insights into life in the child welfare system.

Westbrook Boys Breakout

A mass breakout at Westbrook Farm Home brought attention to the brutal conditions endured by the boys 60 years ago this May.

Care Experienced History Month

“It’s not always about the worst, sometimes we really need to keep that balance with good stuff”

Spanish flu

Before COVID-19, Spanish flu tore through the world’s population, threatening children in institutional care in Australia.

Life Stories Project

Putting people in control of the narrative around their time in care with their own stories & in their own words.

Own Your Story, Own Your Mob, Mob Owns You – Re-authoring the colonial archive

Guest Post: “The colonial archive continues to have a disempowering impact on our people whose lives have been extensively documented and controlled for the purposes of surveillance and dispossession.”

Holidays out of Home

For children in care, summer came with the opportunity of a holiday.

Orphanage Museum Now Online

doll and clothingCare Leavers Australia-wide now have access to CLAN’s Orphanage Museum through their new online collection.

Christmas at “Home”

Wayne Lewis, who spent time in “care” as a child gives a sense of what Christmas could be like, both in “care,” and when actually cared for, growing up out of home.
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