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Tuart Place joins the WA Maritime Museum as a community partner for the travelling exhibition 'Inside: Life inside children's homes and institutions'

Tuart Place is pleased to support the WA Maritime Museum’s presentation of the travelling exhibition 'Inside: Life Inside Children's Homes and Institutions'. As one of the museum’s community partners, Tuart Place will be offering community liaison with care leavers and other interested groups and associations, and will be contributing to the public programs schedule associated with the exhibition.
While the 'Inside' exhibition features institutions across the nation, a WA perspective will appear alongside the exhibition in photos and books loaned to the Museum by Tuart Place and other contributors.
Our close proximity to the Maritime Museum makes Tuart Place the ideal venue for groups of care leavers and human service professionals to gather before and after viewing the exhibition.
Please contact Tuart Place if you are interested in seeing the exhibition with one of our groups.

Inside: Life in Children's Homes and InstitutionsSmall children waiting to be immunised at Nudgee Orphanage, Brisbane, about 1928. John Oxley Library, State Library of QueenslandSmall children waiting to be immunised at Nudgee Orphanage, Brisbane, about 1928. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

14 March - 29 June 2014

A free exhibition

Western Australian Maritime Museum - Victoria Quay, Fremantle

Open daily 9.30am - 5.00pm (closed Good Friday 18 April, and ANZAC Day 25 April until 1.00pm)

For more information visit museum.wa.gov.au
or call 9431 8334

Featuring the words, voices and objects of the Forgotten Australians and all those who experienced institutional care as children, Inside provides a chance for all Australians to understand something of a history that has affected so many of us and was hidden for so long.

Throughout Australia, over the course of the 20th century, about half a million children spent time in Children's Homes, orphanages, training schools, reformatories and other 'care' institutions. Of the 500,000 children in these institutions, about a tenth were Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children. A smaller number, about 7000, were British and Maltese child migrants. Only a tiny minority were orphans. Some children spent a relatively short time in these places, others spent their entire childhood 'inside'.

Finally, the histories of those who spent time 'inside' - histories for so long unspoken, unheard or disbelieved - are becoming an acknowledged part of our national history.

This exhibition was promised to the nation in the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants delivered by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on 16 November 2009 in Canberra.

For some, government apologies are just words.
For others, they have great meaning.

Please note that this exhibition contains confronting and disturbing content, and names and images of deceased people. It may not be suitable for children under 15 years.

Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions is a travelling exhibition developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia and supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.