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Lady Cilento

Lady Phyllis Cilento, 1918. State Library of Queensland.

The opening of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane on 29 November gives us reason to look at the extraordinary life and achievements of this great lady. Phyllis Dorothy McGlew was born in Sydney on 13 March 1894. When she was young, her family moved to Adelaide, where she studied medicine, graduating in … Read more

How do children view their human rights?

In celebration of Children’s Week 2013 (19-27 Oct), State Library presents an inspiring exhibition exploring human rights, through the eyes of children. Children’s Voices, which is supported by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian, is a collection of drawings, painting and linocuts made by children, expressing their own understanding and views … Read more

Family history: help for Forgotten Australians


A useful website www.findandconnect.gov.au  offers help for British child migrants and those raised in children’s homes in Australia, wanting to trace their personal history. Resources include institutions’ records, photographs, newspaper articles and current support assistance. Personal information, other than what is publicly available, is not on the web but may be accessed from government, church … Read more