I’ve longed to belong to a family ...
Some children lived all their childhood in the homes. Others only spent some of their childhood there.
However, when children reached the age at which the state was no longer responsible for them, they were obliged to leave the home. It may have been the only one they knew.
What was it like for those socialised differently from the majority of the community to make a life ‘outside’?
A severed life
This poem recalls Rachael Romero’s experiences at the Convent of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Plympton, South Australia, in the 1960s.
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Presenters: Rachael Romero
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