Personal stories preserved

The Inside blog is an archive of personal stories from Forgotten Australians, former child migrants and those who experienced institutional care as children. It was a voice for those who were inside and a chance for others to understand.

This blog is closed. It was active from December 2009 to November 2011 and is not being updated.

The contributions and comments posted here inspired an online exhibition and an exhibition that opened at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, in November 2011 and toured nationally for three years.

See the Inside online exhibition

Warning: Some people may find this material and the associated memories disturbing. Some of the language may be confronting but it reflects people's experiences.

New Inside exhibition website launched

New Inside exhibition website launched

A new Inside exhibition website has been launched to coincide with the third anniversary of the Australian Government’s National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. Read more >

Photos from Remembrance Day 2011, Brisbane

Photos from Remembrance Day 2011, Brisbane

The Remembrance Day 2011 event in Brisbane on 7 December was well attended and affirming. Here are some photographs from the event. Read more >

Fare thee well …

The blog is now closed. Thank you for trusting the National Museum to tell your history. Read more >

Invitations to exhibition opening

We were deeply distressed yesterday to realise that due to a software malfunction, our email invitations to the opening were not delivered. Read more >


... a project to document and commemorate stories of Australians who as children experienced institutional care