NOW-REMEMBERED AUSTRALIANS INC MEET EVERY SECOND FRIDAY (THE DAY AFTER PENSION PAYDAY) at the YWCA at 101A Rous Rd Goonellabah (LISMORE) AT 1PM
NOW-REMEMBERED AUSTRALIANS inc IS A PEER SUPPORT ORGANIZATION FOR "STATE CARE" SYSTEM LEAVERS IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS AREA OF NEW SOUTH WALES.
Our logo, seen above, represents a winged creature, but with holes in the picture representing the missing pieces in our lives and our stories. Many hundreds of thousands of Australians experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children in the last century. Many of these people relate stories of severe abuse and neglect during their time in the "care" system.
Children were placed in care for many reasons including being orphaned; being Aboriginal, family dislocation, divorce or separation; being born to a single mother; parental inability to cope; crisis, hardship or poverty. Many were made wards of the state after being charged with being uncontrollable, neglected or in moral danger, not because they had done anything wrong, but because circumstances made them "status offenders".
WHATEVER THE REASON FOR BEING PUT INTO CARE, IT WAS NOT THE CHILD'S FAULT.
Many people still live with the effects of their time in these institutions. It is a shameful history that affects people from various cultural bakgrounds; Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians, and English and Maltese child migrants were all placed in Australian children's institutions.
Now-Remembered Australians Inc (NRA) is a group of care leavers from the Northern Rivers area of NSW who come together for mutual support, sharing of strength and communication with people from similar backgrounds.
NRA aims at being a positive experience for those involved, capitalizing and focusing on the strengths and abilities of its service users rather than on their past experiences.
Transcripts of the various apologies can be found through the "Links" section of this site.
For more information, write to :
Now-Remembered Australians Inc
PO Box 894 Lismore 2480 Australia
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