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See Them Grow

Spring brings warmer weather and more work to do in the garden, as these children tending their vegetable patches knew well.

Caught on Film

Film taken in children’s homes and institutions provide a skewed view of life in care, but also some insights into life at the time.

Home Run

As the 2022 Olympics come to a close, here’s a look at sports in Homes and children who participated in them.

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.”

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