Forgotten Australians

The National Library has a leading role to reflect, inform and in some cases commemorate upon issues and debates in Australia. On the 16th November the Australian government delivered its second national apology, this time to the Forgotten Australians (Child Migrants and Australians in institutional care  (1920s-1970s)).

New technologies are now playing a greater role in allowing librarians to provide better access and improved multi-dimensional content to Library collections. The National Library in this instance has collected a range of resources on this issue in multiple media formats, including sound, video and text.  These are available in the PANDORA online collection at:

The Library is also seeking further testimony of the Forgotten Australians via its website at:


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