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Author Golding, Frank

Title An orphan's escape : memories of a lost childhood / Frank Golding
Published South Melbourne, Vic. : Lothian Books, 2005


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Description vi, 247 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles., genealogical table, ; 21 cm
Summary As late as 1961, nearly seven thousand children were in the custody of Victorian institutions or under the care of the Children's Welfare Department. Frank Golding and his two brothers were among this number. On Christmas Eve 1940, the boys - Frank (not yet three), Bob (four), and Bill (six) - found themselves on the doorstep of an orphan asylum. They were certainly not orphans, but the boys spend most of their lost childhood inside the walls of the Ballarat Orphanage. It would take Frank fifty years to learn what had been happening 'outside the wall' while he was inside, and what had happened to his parents, why didn't they come for him, why wouldn'd anyone tell him.....Frank's childhood puzzlement lasted half a lifetime. Frank finally found out that his parents deeply cared for the boys, but the battle for their children had been at a huge cost
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 243-245
Subject Golding, Frank
Ballarat Orphanage
Orphans -- Australia -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- Biography
Orphanages -- Australia -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- History
Orphans -- Australia -- Ballarat (Vic.) -- Biography.
Orphanages -- Australia -- Ballarat (Vic.) -- History.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
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