Air Raid Practice 1942, AWM

World Wars in a Children’s Home

On ANZAC Day we remember the experience of children in care in both WW1 & WW2

Film – The Right To Your Own History

This Danish short film tells a universal story of searching & finding for records about time out of home

Sea Side Cottage, Coogee, WA

Reblog – Holidays out of Home

This blog post provides a taste of what Christmas and the summer holidays were like for children who lived out of home.

Reblog – Christmas at “Home”

Reblog: One child’s experience of a Christmas at “home”

From Institutions to Academia – Gregory Smith

WATCH: How once homeless Gregory Smith found the meaning of true contentment | Australian Story

More Victorian Ward Records Accessible

Records about State Wards in Victoria from 1864-1923) have been made available online

Mt Penang Carpentry Class 1948

Review and Updates to NSW

We’ve added more info about NSW records and institutions after completing the first stage of our content review.

Parkville Neglected Childrens Home

A New, Old Story on Find & Connect

New pages on Find & Connect tell an old story, including a public standoff, charges laid, and an attempt to return poor children to their families

Waverley House

More Institutions Added

The first Catholic orphanages in Australia have been added to the site

Making a bed in a dormitory at the Home of the Good Shepherd girls home

Looking Forward, Looking Back

As we get ready for a big year, we look to the past to inform how we prepare for the future