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.

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 >


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