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The monument to Forgotten Australians consists of four huge stainless steel daisies, each in a different state of opening, as a symbol of hope and healing for children (now adults) who suffered harm in out of home care. The tallest of the daisies is over 6 metres.

Forgotten Australians is a term applied to the more than 500,000 non-indigenous, child migrants and indigenous children who experienced care in institutions or outside a home setting during the 20th century. Many of these children were abused physically, emotionally, or sexually while in care. Survivors to this day still suffer the effects of the child abuse.

On Monday 16 November 2009 the Prime Minister Mr Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Mr Malcolm Turnbull issued a motion of an apology to the Forgotten Australians on behalf of the nation. The motion was not passed until the 26th of November.


Address:Sir Edwin Smith Avenue & Brougham Place, Peace Park (Karawirra) , North Adelaide, 5006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.911428
Long: 138.601312
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Artist:Craige Andrae


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 17th June, 2010
Front Inscription

Memorial to the forgotten Australians & Wards of the State

In honour of children who suffered abuse in institutional and out of home care.

We have grown though awareness and unity. 
We celebrate our courage, strength and resilience.
We are no longer forgotten.

Dedicated to the future protection and nurturing of all children.

17 June 2010

Acknowledging the support of the Australian & South Australian Governments and the Adelaide City Council, memorial artist Craige Andrae and other contributors.

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