"...They should be honoured for their experience and given every support they need in order to participate fully in the community of which they are part..."
Speech Senator Gary Humphries on the Forgotten Australians Inquiry.
I spent six months at Daruk during 1966. I was 14 years old at the time.
I remember being hit and kicked, on many occasions by an "Officer" by the name of Edingham. He was nicknamed "The Goat", because of his penchant for kicking his victims.
There was also an attempt by another Officer at sexual abuse.
I got up to go to the toilet one night, and he insisted that I had wet the bed. I was required to have a shower, and wash the bedsheets. While I was drying myself off afterwards, he pretended to be inspecting his eye in the mirror, but was actually inspecting me!
All Images from Huff 'n' Puff and Many thanks from the Forgotten Australians website