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Surviving care: Achieving justice and healing for the Forgotten Australians

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Edited by Richard Hil & Elizabeth Branigan

This book seeks to make a significant contribution to a growing body of work that charts what happened to former care residents referred to as the Forgotten Australians and what governments and others have done to address the challenges that face this now aging population. While many former residents have gone on to have productive and fulfilling lives many others have had the opposite experience. Yet what all these people share in common is that they spent time in institutions away from their families, often in very difficult circumstances. Despite a growing number of research studies and autobiographies, we still know remarkably little about the experiences of former care residents and the challenges that now face them