National Library Oral History Project

Throughout 2012 the National Library interviewed people who experienced childhood abuse in an institutional setting including out-of-home care across Australia, to record their lives and their histories of being in care. This project was recommended in the two Senate reports Lost Innocents and Forgotten Australians, as a way of giving people a voice, and making sure their experiences aren’t lost to current and future generations.


The National Library of Australia Oral History Project interviews record the lifelong impacts of the experiences of those who were in care in Australia from the 1920’s onwards, in the over 140 institutions run by state governments, churches, non-government organisations as well as in foster homes.

To find out more about this project, please visit the National Library website.

For more information please contact Lotus Place.

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