I will listen, learn and ensure that your precious memories and donated objects are treated with respect. This site and pending exhibition deal with a tragic chapter in our history; a history of which all Australians need to be aware so that Insiders no longer have to bear the burden alone. Dr Adele Chynoweth Curator Inside: Life in Children’s Homes National Museum of Australia

Fare thee well …

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

Last days

The blog will be closed on November 16, 2011 the day that the exhibition “Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions” is open at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Last day for sending posts for the Inside website is 9 November. Read more >

‘What we call the beginning is often the end’

‘What we call the beginning is often the end’ – so wrote British poet T.S. Eliot in Four Quartets (thank you to Former Child Migrant, Rupert Hewison for drawing my attention to this poem having quoted from it in one of his posts). It’s nearly time for the exhibition to open and for the active phase of the Inside blog to come to an end. Read more >

Guidelines reminder

I have edited some contributions recently on the basis that they were not in keeping with the guidelines for this website. Read more >

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