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Forgotten Australians : 15-March-2013
Forgotten Australians : 15-March-2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The memorial is dedicated to the group of people, referred to in the Commonwealth Senate report ,as the “Forgotten Australians”. It includes people brought up in orphanages/children’s homes and foster care run by the State of New South Wales, Churches and Charities.


Address:Mrs Macquaries Road , Twin Ponds, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.862595
Long: 151.216329
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th December, 2009
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         For Forgotten Australians

In this place, we remember the many thousands of NSW children who grew up in care in the decades leading up to the 1990s – in orphanages, in Children’s Homes and foster homes, in institutions.

We remember the lonely, the frightened, the lost, the abused – those who never knew the joy of a loving family, who suffered 
too often at the hands of a system meant to provide for their safety and wellbeing. We rejoice in their courage and strength.

This corner of the Gardens is dedicated to their memory.

Erected by the Australian and NSW Governments
        19 September 2009


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au