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I Have cleaned up the article considerably and removed the following text here as it sounded like it belonged here rather than in the aticle proper.124.181.107.14 (talk) 01:31, 6 May 2008 (UTC)


I was one of the girls remanded and then committed as ward of the state in 1959/1963.I have never heard of Winnbirra remand while I was in Winlaton. We were sent straight to Goonyah on arrival and that is where we stayed until we could prove we were worthy, and then were sent to the next block Warrina. Goonyah was a lock up block and you were locked in all day every day. We never went outside, when we were not in our cells we were all locked in a recreation room with a large glass window facing the staff office. They could see what we were up to. If we wanted to go to the toilet we were escorted by one of the officers. I was locked in my cell for a week on 1 occasion and there was a girl in the next cell, we used a hair pin to scratch a brick out of the wall between our cells so as we could talk to each other. We would ly down on the floor and talk, and we were alerted if some one was coming as we could hear their footsteps on the polished floors. ( We would polish these floors on hands and knees with a dry scruubing brush, until they shone like a mirror.) There is so much more I could write, but I need to rest now. L Meyers(Koplick)

Further reading:

"Submission by the Government of Victoria to the Senate Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care." Melbourne, Victoria, July 2003

Gaffney. K, "The Best of Intentions? Winlaton Youth Training Centre 1956-1993" MA Thesis, (unpublished) 1998.

Gaffney, K. “From Eugenics to Deinstitutionalisation; Winlaton Youth Training Centre 1956-1999” in “Citizenship, Women and Social Justice: International Historical Perspectives ed J. Damousi and K. Ellinghaus" The University of Melbourne Melbourne, 2000 pp. 393-404

Duggan, V. "Youth Training Centres in Victoria" Australian Institute of Criminology, 1990

Report of committee of enquiry into children and the legal process: seen and heard : priority for children in the legal process Australian Law Reform Commission & Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (Canberra, 1997).

Department of Justice Children’s Court statistics, 1995.

Report on protective services for children in Victoria by Mr Justice Fogarty, 1993. Victoria police Statistical review of child offending and children in need of care, Research and Development Department, 1986.

Department of Community Welfare Services Turana Task Force final report, 1985.

Department of Community Services organisational climate survey, 1984.

Report of the Child Welfare Practice and Legislation Review, equity and social justice for children, families and communities, (Carney report) 1984

Report of the Task Force reviewing the Winlaton Youth Training Centre, 1981.

Report on the Future of Social Welfare in Victoria (Dixon white paper) 1978

Report of the Committee of Enquiry into Child Care Services in Victoria (Norgard report) 1976

Report of the Juvenile Delinquency Advisory Committee, (Barry report), 1956. Children’s Welfare Department and Department for Reformatory Schools, Annual Reports, 1955 - 61. Social Welfare Department, Annual Reports, 1962 - 75. Department of Community Welfare Services, Annual Reports, 1979 - 84.

Department of Community Services, Annual Reports, 1986 - 89Children’s Welfare Act (Vic), 1954. Children’s Welfare Act (Vic), 1958. Children’s Court Act (Vic), 1958. Social Welfare Act (Vic),1960. Social Welfare Act (Vic), 1970 Community Services Act (Vic), 1987. children and Young Persons Act (Vic), 1989. The Little Mongrel - free to a good home ISBN 9780-0-9802845-2-2 138.217.106.193 (talk) 08:18, 27 June 2008 (UTC) Merlene Fawdry