4 responses to “Our story”

  1. I read your story as I too was in Bidurra but 20 yrs later not much had changed & I remember the black & white veranda out the front I met my 1st foster parents there & it is ironic that I went to Waverley, just like you did!!! We also have relatives named O)’keefe in my famiy i wonder if we are related—never know?
    kind Regards Eileen Kennedy

  2. THERES MORE MY GREATGRAND FATHER WAS A DEATH IN COUSTODY POLICE STATION NUMBER SYDNEY NOW THE POLICE AND JUSTICE MUSEUM ! WHERE THEY HAD AN EXEBITION CALLED CITY OF SHADOWS PHOTOS OF SYDNEY AND PHOTOS OF THE PEOPLE THE POLICE HAD ARRESTED AT THE TIME MUG SHOTS TAKEN ON THE STREET ! THE BOOK CITY OF SHADOWS IS AVAILABLE AT BOOK SHOPS MAYBE DIMIKS OR ANGUS AND ROBINSONS I HAVENT READ IT YET ! BUT HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE PHOTOS ON LINE! HIS GRANDSON MY HALF UNCLE AS I AM LED TO BELIVE BECAME A POLICE MAN !

  3. TIME TO RECLAIM OUR STOLLEN IDENITY S ! ARE OUR BIRTH CERTIFICATES CORRECT OR HAVE THAY BEEN TAMPERED WITH ! IS A BIRTH CERTIFICATE A CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATE ? WHEN I RECIVED MY GRANDMOTHERS DEATH CERTIFICATE MY MOTHERS NAME WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND ONLY ONE SON BUT SHE HAD ANOTHER CHILD IN 1928 A HOME BIRHT SCRIBBLED AT THE RIGHT HAND BOTTOM CORNER OF THE RECORDS BOOK ! I PAYED THE ARCHIVES AT THE ROCKS IN NUMBER TWO GLOBE STREET SYDNEY FOR THE INFO ! GOOD LUCK CARMEL

  4. FIVE OF MY FEMAIL RELATIVES GREW UP IN KING EDWARD HOME DARBY STREET NEWCASTLE NSW AUSTRALIA IN THE 1920s AND 1930s ONEOF THE FEMAILS WAS MY GRANDMOTHER WHO GAVE BIRTH TO A DAUGHTER WHO WAS REMOVED AT BIRTH SHE COULD BE MY MOTHER BUT WHEN I WAS A CHILD I WAS TOLD I WAS BORN AT ROSLYN PRIVATE HOSPITAL ARNCLIF NSW I CAN ONLY FIND ROSLYN BABIES HOME ROCKDALE NSW ! AS A YOUNG WOMEN I FOUND MYSELF WORKING AT CHILDRENS HOMES ARANGED THROUGH THE FAMILY DOCTOR AND A YOUNG FEMAIL SOCIAL WORKER VERY SUREAL! MY OWN CHILDREN HAVE BEEN REMOVED UNTIL THAY ARE 18 ! ELEVEN YEARS NOW ! A NEED TO KNOW OUR IDENIYY IS OUR BIRTH RIGHT ! WE ARE TOLD WE ARE AUSTRALIAN I AM WHITE SKINED WHO AM I!


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