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dc.contributor.authorChynoweth, Adele
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T13:30:31Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T13:30:31Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20201020_9781760463915_2
dc.identifier50621*
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/42652
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/29198
dc.description.abstractGoodna Girls tells the story of children incarcerated in Wolston Park Hospital, an adult psychiatric facility in Queensland, Australia. It contains the personal testimonies of women who relate—in their own no-holds-barred style and often with irreverent humour—how they, as children, ended up in Wolston Park and how this affected their adult lives. The accounts of hospital staff who witnessed the effects of this heinous policy and spoke out are also included. The book examines the consequences of the Queensland Government's manipulation of a medical model to respond to 'juvenile delinquents’, many of whom were simply vulnerable children absconding from abusive conditions. As Australia faces the repercussions of the institutionalisation of its children in the twentieth century, brought about through a series of government inquiries, Goodna Girls makes a vital contribution to the public history of the Stolen Generations, Former Child Migrants and Forgotten Australians. Goodna Girls presents the research that informed a successful, collective campaign to lobby the Queensland Government to make long overdue and much-needed reparations to a group of courageous survivors. It holds contemporary resonance for scholars, policymakers and practitioners in the fields of public history, welfare, child protection, education, nursing, sociology, medicine and criminology.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAboriginal History Monographs
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::B Biography & True Stories
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::B Biography & True Stories::BT True stories::BTH True stories: discovery / historical / scientific
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.otherWolston Park Hospital
dc.subject.otherGoodna Asylum
dc.subject.otherForgotten Australians
dc.subject.otherCare Leavers
dc.subject.otherChild abuse
dc.titleGoodna Girls
dc.title.alternativeA History of Children in a Queensland Mental Asylum
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/GG.2020
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
oapen.imprintANU Press
oapen.pages174
oapen.place.publicationCanberra
dc.dateSubmitted2020-10-20T15:24:41Z


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