Reports and Stories of the Forgotten Australians throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
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K Rudd ex PM delivering National apology to the Forgotten Australians and Child Migrants
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It is estimated that over 500,000 children spent time in orphanages, institutions and out of care the treatment they received has often affected their whole lives. The legacy of their experiences in ‘care’ continues to impact on following generations. These children (now adults) today are now referred as the ‘Forgotten Australians’ and ‘Former Child Migrants’.

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Ex PM Rudd chatting with Forgotten Australians and Child Migrant
Jenny Macklin and Wilma Robb at the function the night before the National Apology

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Ex PM Rudd chatting with Forgotten Australians and Child Migrants after delivering National apology

Jenny Macklin and Wilma Robb at the function the night before the National Apology

Forgotten Australians are generally aged from 40 Years of age and up . Survivors of the 500,000 children placed in out-of-home care or institutional in the last 19th and 20th Centuries. These children (now Adults) suffer from abandonment and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from years of neglect and abuse.

It’s not just the impact that tragic childhood experiences have had for the Forgotten Australians./Careleavers Their children and families have also felt the impact, which can then flow through to future generations.

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