Reports and Stories of the Forgotten Australians throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Ex PM Kevin Rudd apologises to the Forgotten Australians and Child Migrants Nov 16 2009

"...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.

On the 16th of November 2009 the Australian Government delivered a National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants at a special remembrance event in Canberra .


An estimated 1000 Forgotten Australians were invited to Canberra to witness the event which was held in the Great Hall of Parliament House.

Then Prime Minister Mr Kevin Rudd apologised, on behalf of the nation, to more than 500,000 Australians - many of whom suffered abuse and neglect while in out-of-home care during the last century.

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National Apology to the Forgotten Australians & Child Migrants

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This image dedicated to all those abused whilst under Institutional care.
It is not just the impact that tragic childhood experiences have had for the Forgotten Australians. Their children and families have also felt the impact, which can then flow through to future generations.