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Queensland - Glossary Term

Forgotten Australians (c. 2004 - )

c. 2004

The term 'Forgotten Australians' came into common use in about 2004 when the first report of the Senate Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care was published. The term was used by the Senate to describe the thousands of people who experienced institutional or out-of-home care in Australia in the twentieth century, particularly between the 1930s and the 1970s. Not every person who falls into this category identifies him or herself as a 'Forgotten Australian', or believes that their experience can be captured by this, or any other term.



Resource Sections

  • Turnbull, Malcolm, Malcolm Turnbull apology to Forgotten Australians, The Australian, 16 November 2009. Details

Online Resources

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth