As part of the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project, Sue Treweek talks about growing up in church and state institutions as well as periods in foster care. She discusses campaigning for recognition as a ward of the state who was placed in adult mental health facilities, and the poetry she has written in response to her experiences.
[From National Library of Australia catalogue record] Sue Treweek speaks about family relationships, childhood neglect and abuse; foster care; mental health; cycles of violence; her poetry; living with post traumatic stress while raising children; institutionalised care; bullying; adult mental health services; medication; forced adoption; the Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants; the Forde Inquiry; advocacy for disabled children; learning and teaching life skills; her cleaning business; employment for Forgotten Australians; homelessness; the continuing effect of her childhood on her adult life.
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Prepared by: Kirsten Wright
Created: 12 December 2017, Last modified: 10 June 2021