NSW Memorial

Located in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens

For Forgotten Australians
In this place, we remember the many thousands of NSW children who grew up in care in the decades leading up to the 1990s – in orphanages, in Children’s Homes and foster homes,

in institutions. We remember the lonely, the frightened, the lost, the abused – those who never knew the joy of a loving family, who suffered too often at the hands of a system meant to provide for their safety and wellbeing. We rejoice in their courage and strength.  This corner of the Gardens is dedicated to their memory. Erected by the Australian and NSW Governments