Art, Popular Culture & Media

Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions

An exhibition by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, about the experiences of children who spent time in institutional Care in the twentieth century.

 

https://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/inside-life-in-childrens-homes-institutions


CLAN - Australian Orphanage Museum

Care Leavers Australiasia Network (CLAN) manages and operates the Australian Orphanage Museum. Established in 2001 at the CLAN offices at the time in Bankstown, NSW, it is in Geelong, Victoria. Scheduled for official re-opening in 2023.


AFA - Life Stories

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians recorded and published a series of video interviews.


The Coorlbaroo Club (WA)

The Coorlbaroo Club was a music venue in East Perth, founded by Aboriginal music fans and activists to create a place where culture could be shared, and political movements for equality nurtured.

Key people: Jack and Bill Poland, Helena Murphy, George Abdullah, Bill Bodney, Tommy Bropho.


The Leaving of Liverpool

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Headshot of a seated smiling man wearing glasses and a collared shirt with red and grey stripes

Colonisation / European invasion

Before British colonisation there were hundreds of Aboriginal nations living in cultures of rich tradition which did not produce the so-called 'unwanted', 'friendless' or 'dangerous' children who European society opted to place in institutions and other placements apart from their families and loved ones.