Museum Exhibition about Orphanages

The Australian National Museum’s exhibition, Inside: Life in Children’s Homes & Institutions, has now ended its national tour of capital cities (it had time in Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane – but not Sydney, Adelaide or Darwin).

From the website comes this WARNING:
This website contains confronting and disturbing content, and names and images of deceased people. It may not be suitable for children under 15 years. Many of the historical images show an official, sanitised view which did not reflect reality. The faces of some adolescents have been blurred to protect privacy.

Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions

Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions shares the experiences of some of the half a million children who spent time in institutional care in Australia in the 20th century.

The stories, photographs and personal objects from Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and members of the Stolen Generations provide a chance to understand something of a history that affected so many people and was hidden for so long.

images and items are still available on line here.


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