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Plaque dedicated to residents of Karrala House

Plaque dedicated to residents of Karrala House, c. 2000

Plaque dedicated to residents of Karrala House

A memorial plaque was erected on the former site of Karrala House, which was on the grounds of the Ipswich Mental Hospital, between 1963 and 1971.

The text on the plaque reads:

'Karrala House, as this building was formerly known, was jointly operated by the State Children's Department and the Health Department, as an institution for teenage girls committed to care between February 1963 and October 1971.

In remembrance of the girls who were placed in Karrala House.

To those who succumbed to harsh punishments meted out by a severe system, we remember you.

To those who overcame such experiences, we acknowledge your courage and your determination to have your story told.'

c. 2000
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UQ Ipswich Campus Progression of an Institution, Ipswich Library Online Exhibition, Details
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