Forced Adoptions History Project
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Cases part 1
Two high profile court cases in 1955 brought adoption to the national public interest – in one the adopting couple retained the child and in the other, the natural mother.
Cases part 2
A Victorian case that made headlines was in March 1955 - the Anderson vs. Cole-Sinclair adoption case.
Another Victorian case that made headlines in the mid-50’s was when adoption legislation was enacted before prescribed consent documents were publicly available.
Them part 1
Gough Whitlam, later to be Australia’s Prime Minister, was beginning to cause ructions about adoption nearing the end of the 50’s.
Them part 2
‘The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.’ George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)
Me part 1
My childhood is best described as angry and uneventful and no lasting friendships were made, including with my adopted siblings.