4 responses to “Lowson House”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your story. It’s so important that people like you, who have a story to tell get that chance to make it public. I just wanted to thank you and tell you I am proud to know the likes of yourself and Sue Treweek. Incredible women with more courage and guts than anyone I’ve ever known.

    Matt xx

  2. hi Jessica ive just readthrough you submission again.
    As i read i could see the wardsyou spoke of,i amso gladyou didnt come to wolston Park.
    as inspirational and couragiouse as your rebelion was / is and i must add your story braught a cheeky smile to my face.
    Wolston park was that and more of what was explained to you by that nurse, in there your inteligence would have been seen as a threat and your rebelion met with brutal inhumane control.
    I remember D floor lowson house most vividlyas i only spent a couple of weeks on the lower floors B1? about a year aftermy addmision to D floor feb 1979, i was 13.

    My Email is above, if ever you want to connect or talk with someone who cares and understands.
    without fear of judgement or rejection you can contact me because i will listen and i do understand.
    I escaped from wolston Park 1988 and havebeen medication free since then, i have 5 beutifull children and now grand children.

    Id like tohear from you and think you were there at same time as i was??.

    :) Sue.

  3. Thank you for shareing your storey Jessica, i was on d floor lowson house up to late 1980 then tranfered to wolston park 8 years later i escaped.
    i have 5 beutifull children and 2 grandchildren, except for the vivid memorys and complex ptsd i cope with life i have done quit well and consider myself lucky,
    Thanks again for shareing your courage with us.

  4. Jessica

    I’ve heard of the horror through a friend re Lowson House, but you have put it into perspective for me. Many thanks for sharing your excruciating pain and trauma. It would’ve taken a lot of courage. I can only imagine how difficult it is to be ignored and dismissed. What you [and many others] went through is INEXCUSABLE. Your experiences are VALID and REAL.

    I send you love.


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