Staunch : Ward of the State


During the 20th century, over 500,000 Australian children were raised in institutional or out-of-home care. Tragically, many were abused - physically, emotionally and sexually. Staunch is the story of one boy's life as a Forgotten Australian, and the legacy he left behind. Andrew's life began with difficulty - given up at birth, his adoptive father was a violent drunk, his adoptive mother a depressive. He became a ward of the state, and spent his entire adolescence in institutions and foster homes. These were unhappy years, full of confusion, fear and abuse. It wasn't until he met the kind-hearted Miriam that Andrew found a parent figure he could trust, and the hope of happiness that had eluded him throughout read more

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ISBN:

9780980374636

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

19cm x 13cm

RRP:

$24.95

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction , Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Affirm Press

Published:

01 August 2012

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ginger Briggs