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The State Library of Queensland holds four digital audio recordings and one digital video recording which combine to make the 3 individual stories.
Over two interviews, Bob Cox speaks about his early life: the neglect and abuse he suffered from his step mother; his subsequent admission as a ward of the State and the violence and assault he experienced whilst in care, and how this has affected his life. He also mentions his reaction to the Apology to Forgotten Australians; the positives in his life and his work in establishing a support group in Rockhampton for other Forgotten Australians.
Over two interviews, Ruby discusses her early life: what lead to her being placed in a number of institutions; how she suffered physical and sexual assault whilst in care; and how this has affected her life including suffering a number of miscarriages, homelessness and suicide attempts.
Ruby also mentions her relationship with her sons; finding out about her Aboriginal heritage; and her hope for the future.
Shelley speaks about her early life: being placed in care and the bad situations she experienced whilst there. Shelley also shares how she has managed to turn her life around.
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The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
27 March 2018
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/qld/QE00974
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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