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Holidays out of Home

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

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.”

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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Child Endowment records in Canberra

This blog post is to share some good news about newly-available records at the National Archives of Australia (NAA) in Canberra. The records relate to the payment of child endowment to children’s institutions by the Commonwealth government.
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Revisiting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Reading the reports from the deaths in custody Royal Commission, there are many ideas which still resonate today – about access to archival records, about the intergenerational legacy of institutionalisation, about justice.
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The Foundling Museum, London

Babies, usually from unwed mothers, were handed in to the Foundling Hospital until 1954. They were registered with a number & given a new name to disguise any connections to their birth families.
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Records from Victorian institutions newly available

The records are called ‘Voluntary Children’s Homes Files’ and they document interactions between the Victorian state government and various institutions run by charitable or church organisations
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A moment from the International Conference on the History of Records and Archives

Tweets reporting back from the 8th International Conference on the History of Records and Archives, held at Monash University, May 28-30, 2018
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Rescuing the ‘fallen women’ of Tasmania

‘Female rescue homes’ were part of the female rescue movement, based on Evangelical Christian principles. In the nineteenth century, they aimed to reform – through prayer and hard work – ‘fallen women’.
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