Annual Report 2022-2023

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******CLAN Annual General Meeting Details******

CLAN’s Annual General Meeting on: Saturday 25th November, 2023 at  BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB Greenfield Parade, Bankstown Boggabilla Room, Level 1 1.00pm – 4.00pm.    

Latest News and a Newsletter Update

Hi Clannies! Unfortunately the latest newsletter is going to be late due to the editor being sick. Here is some latest news from Leonie via X (formerly known as Twitter) for those who aren’t on there. This includes Terry and John’s experiences in Victorian orphanages, and Margaret’s donation to theRead More

Public Holiday Closures

The Australian Orphanage Museum will be closed on Friday the 29th September, 2023 due to the AFL Final Public Holiday and the Bankstown office will be closed on Monday the 2nd October, 2023 due to Labour Day Public Holiday. If you would like to call the 1800 008 774 numberRead More

New exhibition at Australian Orphanage Museum

A new temporary exhibition opened at Australian Orphanage Museum on Tuesday 6 June 2023. Our Lives, Our Stories: Geelong Care Leavers Talking Back to Their Records features stories from people who lived in some of Geelong’s thirteen children’s Homes and Orphanages. The exhibition enables the voices of Care Leavers toRead More

Australian Orphanage Museum Collection News

Did you know that the green jacket worn by ex-Royal Commissioner Jennifer Coate is in Australian Orphanage Museum in Care Leavers Activism Room? Jen also donated $150 towards the framing of the jacket for the exhibition. Thanks to Jen for this kind donation!  

Australian Orphanage Museum Grand opening

Media release                                                     16th March, 2023 CLAN OPENS AUSTRALIAN ORPHANAGE MUSEUM Deputy Prime Minister and CLAN patron Richard Marles will officially open the Australian Orphanage Museum at 351 Ryrie Street, Geelong on 1st April, 2023. The Orphanage Museum exhibits its unique collection of historic artefacts and memorabilia from a dark chapterRead More

Office Christmas closure dates

Wishing all Clannies & supporters a safe and happy Christmas & New Year! Office closure dates: Last day: Friday 23rd of December 2022 First day back: Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

Coping with Christmas

Christmas can be a difficult time for a lot of people for different reasons. Whilst Christmas is meant to be a happy time it can also be quite stressful, it may highlight financial hardship and many mourn the loss of a loved one or the disappointment they have experienced duringRead More

Labor pledges extra $15m to child abuse Redress – Amanda Rishworth states 09/11/22

Labor pledges extra $15m to child abuse redress scheme as backlog grows

Great News for Victorian Care Leavers -13/10/22

Compo ‘overdue’ for Vic care abuse victims

Abuse in Care: Ministry of Social Development fronts royal commission as first witnesses take the stand

Public Service minister Chris Hipkins addresses the interim report of findings by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State and Faith-based Care Interview by Minister in link: