One response to “Save the Ballarat Orphanage site”

  1. i am a FORGOTTEN AUSTRALIAN who spent most of my childhood as a permanent resident of THE BALLARAT CHILDRENS HOME,formally THE BALLARAT ORPHANAGE,my story is one of horrors and crimes commited on myself,my sisters and so many children while in the ‘so called care’ of the state in this institution,it should be kept INTACT in respect for ALL of the CHILDREN who SUFFERED there,making money off of the lives of ALL OF US VICTIMS is an absolute disgrace,it would equate to pretending we never existed and were not victims,which would equate to saying the holocust never happened and noone suffered or died in that circumstance,if we are not listened to then history is doomed to forever repeat itself over and over again with no lessons learnt,i expect my children to do better as adults than the perpetrators of the abuse on us,i also expect my Australian Government to do the same,yours sincerely PHYLIS READ 9/11/2011


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