The Brave People of FICH

Today I will republish articles and photos from 25 years ago, before there was any Royal Commission about institutional child abuse, before any Senate Inquiry, or Forde Inquiry acknowledged their pain. They were voices crying in the wilderness, but some brave journalists helped, as you will see when reading these amazing articles from 1992 and … Continue reading The Brave People of FICH

The story of FICH: Part 2

For the first couple of years (1990, 1991) FICH meetings were unstructured social get-togethers where people shared their stories. For many of them, it would be the first time they had disclosed what happened to them. Lew and I started the group because we had never met another person from the Homes. What we found … Continue reading The story of FICH: Part 2