"Get the dinosaurs out of the museum, and dedicate it to the orphanages and children".
Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)
Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions is an exhibition that 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.
The timing of this exhibition is incredibly pertinent, particularly given the amount of press coverage and the overwhelming weight of so many dark, unanswered questions. We are invited to observe, for only a fraction of the time what children had to endure, a life that seems so far apart from what should have happened - the genuine care of children in this country.