Common wealth of australia

OR

YOU OWE MY MOTHER REDRESS YOU AUSTRALIAN TORY BASTARDS!

Politicians manage to find money for themselves, yet squibble to compensate the poorest who suffered under the policies they designed, having detrimental consequences.

From the Australian Financial Review: “Scott Morisson’s staff paid $3.8 Million after losing jobs. All up more that $31 million paid to 750 staff. So efficient…

It’s a belief you can’t rely on politicians to push through policies to prevent suffering then causing more problems. Experience proves the priorities of the Common-wealth are baffling, but also age-old tactics of delaying, cutting, ignoring children and women.

Where are the exemplary maternity services in Australia today? Ask women what they need/want.

That the Commonwealth didn’t prepare years ago for social housing preferring many thousands to be homeless, on the streets is incredibly immoral. The increase in women over 50 without a home to live in certainly triggers my short experience of homelessness in my youth.

The saga of the Child ‘Migrant’ Scheme and the current Redress for harm done is a snails pace. Many “care-leavers” and child migrants have died before claims are finalised or applied for.

The eligibility criteria becomes a ruler of division, for example child abuse victims are not all equal as victims who were sexually abused are only chosen. My mother went through torture at the hands and minds of the Sisters of Mercy.

The States are guilty of robbing indigenous people of their wages for many years. There is a mythology about the lazy Abo, as I recall of the Irish in England. They are termed Stolen Wages: https://antarqld.org.au/campaigns/stolen-wages

In the Mother of all Parliaments, Westminster – Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown received the news of former child migrants who had returned to Britain to find family were now dying. With a swift instruction, cheques to the victim or their kin were issued. Just in time for Kathleen age 80, complaining about having to pay for a BBC license.

20,000 pound for Mum, enabled her to see to teeth and eyes, not worry about a bus or taxi to the hospital. Like a boomerang she came to visit her adult children, her adult grandchildren and her Great grandchildren.

Good timing, before the covid pandemic…She felt somewhat valued by the Government, but not by Australia who didn’t consider her injured and scarred enough to compensate.

Kathleen, my mother like many others who suffered in institutions are still made to psychologically suffer for paltry amounts or none. The last thing Mum was able to do was pay for her own cremation with instructions to my sister to carry her ashes to Queensland – where the generations of Aussie kids from her mitochondrial dna.

Kathleen Patricia Clark died with palliative care from Worcestershire Hospital, 81 years innings. The two ‘girls’ of Nazareth House Birmingham and St. John’s Orphanage, NSW died of lung cancer, having started smoking rollies at the bottom of the clerical cemetery, behind the gum tree, age 10 years.

The handyman added a bit of tobacco to their crushed gum leaves. It was illicit but it was Australian to have ‘Smoko’ after labouring all morning.

A FORGOTTEN, DENIED TRUTH UNTIL DNA SHOWED YOU WERE HALF IRISH! ALL THE IRISH NEIGHBOURS GUESSED IT.
Me and Mum on my Queensland verandah. Anglo-Celtic Paradise.

“Your mother was Kathleen Clarke? Bloody hell we came out on the boat together. We shared the same cabin!” said Margaret Coyne who still lived near the Orphanage where Margaret and Kathleen attended.

from Orphanage Survivors by Howard C Jones (Albury)

http://cockneyclarkclan.blogspot.com/2010/10/boomerang.html

Government and Church laws ruled the fate of bastards and their sinful unwed mothers. From Birmingham 1941 to 1958 the powers of the land combined to label Margaret and Mum bastards in a very nasty way.

From day one they were at the mercy of the Nuns and Church administration. It was brutal under a regime of domestic child labour.

Born into Roman Catholic families abortion and contraception was unheard of. The biological father didn’t have any obligation to help.

Margaret’s pregnant mum bought a ticket for a boat from Ireland to Birmingham. It was a secret she took to her grave.

Guided by a Bronze age Bible in the name of Moses:

Deuteronomy 23:2 

“No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord.

Cursed unto 10 generations. Finally, The UK Family Law Reform Act of 1987 removed all remaining legal distinctions between children born to married and unmarried parents. 1987…

Redress means acknowledging harm done. The National Redress Scheme provides counselling, a direct personal response and a Redress payment. IF YOU CAN GET IT…

AUSTRALIA DAY

26th JAN 2022

I COLLECTED MY THOUGHTS OF MUM KNOWING HER DEATH IS CANCEROUS. BACK IN THE UK, WHERE SHE WAS BORN IN 1941.

MY 20 YEAR OLD SCOTTISH SINNER GRANDMOTHER HID HER PREGNANCY AS LONG AS SHE COULD IN THE OVERALLS OF A MUNITIONS FACTORY, LADYWOOD.

DID HER BABY SENSE THE HEAVY METAL IN THE WOMB? WAS BUILT-IN RESILIENCE, RESISTANT AGAINST THE SLINGS AND ARROWS OF OUTRAGEOUS CHEMICALS?

Women working in Munitions. BOMBS NOT Contraceptions.
“The chemicals turned skin yellow’: Women heroes of perilous WWII munitions factories finally honoured

For the first time, factory workers who aided the war effort will be remembered at the Cenotaph alongside other heroes” The Mirror

20 year old Kathleen, my Grandmother worked on the trams and paid for foster-care at Cannock for 3 years, until circumstances made the fees unaffordable.

Mark 10:14 When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.”

Hungry Little orphan Annie’s: Mum was 3 years with foster family, 6 years at Rednal Orphanage, Lickey Hills with Sisters of Mercy. 7 years at St. John’s Thurgoona, NSW.
POST COLONIAL DIVIDE AND CONQUER REPARATIONS https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-16/victorian-care-leavers-fight-for-redress-representation/100911702

2022 LAST OF ALL, MUM ACCEPTS SHE IS DYING. HER TIME HAS

COME. WITH NO GOD AND NO AFTER LIFE, THOUGH THESE MODERN DRUGS WORKED THE PAIN AWAY.

NO NEED FOR REBELLION JUST PRACTICAL AND PEACEFUL. THE NHS GAVE HER WHAT SHE NEEDED. TREATED HER WELL. SHE COULD RELY ON SOCIALISED MEDICINE, SO WHY THE FUCK ADMIT SHE VOTED CONSERVATIVE!

NOW, FOOD IS A THING OF THE PAST, SO IS HAVING A WHISKEY DRINK AND ANY OLD DRINK. IT DOESN’T MATTER WITH MORPHINE. IS SERVED AS PALLIATIVE AT HOME, IN THE COUNCIL HOUSE THAT SUITED.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/no-time-for-love-laughter-and-warmth-of-family-life-20091030-hpr5.html: Common wealth of australia
Kathleen ready for Band Sunday at the Albury Park for fund raising. She won a doll for singing, but wasn’t allowed to keep it. She would never forget that beautiful doll.

SHUFFLING OFF HER MORTAL COIL, MUM’S DESIRE TO SMOKE, TO HAVE A DRINK OF ANYTHING DISAPPEARED, BUT THE LAST MUSE APPEARED AS A SING SONG, A PLEASANT INTERLUDE OVER THE GIFT OF AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE, WI-FI CONNECTION TO UNIVERSAL FAMILY.

IT’S AN ECLECTIC CELTIC RANGE, THE IRISH SONG SHEET. IT ACCOMPANIES KATHLEEN TO THE HOME OF HER ANCESTORS. HER SPIRIT SWIMS, HER ASHES MUST FLY BACK TO AUSTRALIA. HER REQUEST IS TO PLANT A TREE IN HER OTHER DAUGHTER’S RURAL PARADISE, SO HER GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN WILL KNOW WHO SHE WAS.

POPULATE OR PERISH WAS THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT-WAR-CRY.

They were off the ship at Sydney, one night, and on a train to Albury.
Their home was a large gothic Roman Catholic orphanage, In the middle of nowhere!

At Rednal You could hear the hum of the Austin factory all night long including the steam shunting engines in the goods yard. At Thurgoona NSW Kathleen would hear kookaburra, magpie, willy wagtails and screeching cockatoos.

YOU OWE MY MOTHER REDRESS YOU AUSTRALIAN TORY BASTARDS!

WHITE AUSTRALIA POLICY 1901

Common wealth of australia

JOB SATISFACTION: Minister Arthur Calwell of Chifley Government was on a
Catholic Labor mission of a Child Migration Scheme

WE NOW KNOW THE FIRST 3 YEARS OF LIFE ARE THE BEST FOR LAYING THE FOUNDATION OF DEVELOPMENT. LOVE ALONE WOULD NOT PAY THE WAGES OF CARE SO MY MUM WAS SENT TO THE MONOLITH OF NAZARETH HOUSE AT REDNAL. SO BEGAN THE CHILD TRAFFIC AT FATHER HUDSON’S HOMES. IT WAS A CHARITY OF AN IDEOLOGICAL KIND.. FOR SINNERS, THE PUNISHING KIND.

MUM HAD A DIGNIFIED DEATH AT HOME WITH A WORCESTERSHIRE HOSPITAL BED AVOIDING BED SORES. WITH NURSING AIDE EFFICIENCY AND A DOCTOR’S EXPERTISE, THE National Health Service (NHS) HAD PROVIDED CRADLE TO GRAVE LOGIC FOR WHICH WE ARE RELIEVED.

DEATH CAME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, NO DRAMA, AN END OF AN ERA FOR HER LOVED ONES, THE FINAL FORGETTING BY GOVERNMENTS .

1961 Birmingham Registry Office Mum was told by a Catholic priest, according to
Canon Law her new born baby was a bastard because she had married a Protestant!
Selly Oak working families
1964 back garden Brummy Summer. Dad back from brickie’s labouring.
Grandad’s working at Austin Longbridge plant. Nan’s been cleaning at QE Hospital and me! Mum is using her kodak instamatic.
Selly Oak 1975

“It was a good time to live in Selly Oak, you could leave a job in the morning, and walk into another next door!”

Image of Who is the founder of NHS?
Aneurin Bevan British Labour

THE FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH LAID BY Aneurin “Nye” Bevan a Welsh Labour Party politician. Born into a working-class family in South Wales, he was the son of a coal miner. He left school at 13 and worked as a miner during his teens where he became involved in local union politics. Wikipedia

WE EMIGRATED IN 1978 WITH KATH’S 2ND HUSBAND. IN A COUNTRY OF “NO WORRIES” , A WORKERS PARADISE.

Labour politicians, Social Democrats. Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Minister for Health Bill Hayden architects of Medicare 1982

1948 THE ACT of Australian citizenship… “We shall try to teach the children that they are fortunate to be British, and even more fortunate to be Australian” said the Honourable Arthur Calwell.

KATHLEEN CLARKE 2ND ROW -LEFT IN Albury Advertiser 1950 .The arrival of new white Australians. Government Inquiry Child Migrants

THE PSYCHIC WOUNDS STILL HURT. EVEN THE SCARS GET SCRATCHED TO ETERNAL SORENESSS. MUM’S GOT RAGE. GET’S PISSED AND LOUD. SMOKES LIKE A TROOPER. SHE SAID SO WOULD YOU IF YOU’D BEEN THROUGH WHAT I HAVE IN MY LIFE!

Governments took their time to apologise. Apology in November 2009 was an endorsement of Recommendation 1 from the ‘Forgotten Australians’ report of 2004

Institutional terror summary

https://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/committees/senate/community_affairs/completed_inquiries/1999-02/child_migrat/report/c04
The Apology 2009

TO BE AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd 16 Nov 2009:… the particular pain of children shipped to Australia as child migrants – robbed of your families, robbed of your homeland, regarded not as innocent children but instead as a source of child labour. To those of you who were told you were orphans, brought here without your parents’ knowledge or consent, we acknowledge the lies you were told, the lies told to your mothers and fathers, and the pain these lies have caused for a lifetime. To those of you separated on the dockside from your brothers and sisters; taken alone and unprotected to the most remote parts of a foreign land, we acknowledge today that the laws of our nation failed you. And for this we are deeply sorry.

FEMINISM: ALL IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN WAS A SINGLE PARENT BENEFIT FOR THE BABY TO STAY WITH MOTHER, ACCESS TO CHILDCARE. IT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED A LOT OF HARM.

The Whitlam Government introduced the Supporting Mother’s Benefit in 1973 to provide support for single mothers who were not being adequately catered for by existing arrangements. The rate of payment for this benefit was the same as for pensions in spite of the name it was given.
The biggest reformers of generational influence, P.M. Gough Whitlam. ALP with wife Margaret in Ipswich Qld.
A highlight entertainer visits the Orphanage https://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/committees/senate/community_affairs/completed_inquiries/1999-02/child_migrat/report/c04

FORGOTTEN AND IGNORED

Attorney General Christian Porter (Conservative Liberal hue) continues the tradition of denial and exclusion of Common wealth funds to care-leavers. Cabinet agrees the children who were tortured, put in solitary confinement, whipped on their feet, tied to bull ants nest, were never loved, can be denied Redress.

Sexual abuses of children will get Redress. Accountability for Government policies can slide into oblivion. The Plebeian children can be recognised for the harm done and ongoing, granted an apology.

Christian Porter AG MP P.M. Scot Morrison behind it all.

THIS CENTURY: ALP MP for Herbert Cathy O’Toole describes in the Hansard:

The bill also limits eligibility to the redress scheme to people who are living in Australia or who are Australian citizens. We know that horrific abuse has occurred in institutions that cared for child migrants, and we also know that abuse of children has occurred in immigration detention. We are rightly concerned that these people will not be able to access redress if they have returned to their country of birth. Labor calls on the government to confirm that provision will be made for these groups of survivors to access national redress.

redress

to put right a wrong or give payment for a wrong that has been done:

More years go by expecting justice and compensation just as those MP’s would expect if the abuses had been done unto them! Australian Liberal ATTORNEY GENERAL DIDN’T COUNT MY MUM eligible for REDRESS: 1. SHE LIVED IN ENGLAND, though she would come back to live if they let her. 2. NOT AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN though she thought she was when she was shipped over as a 9 year old. 3. SHE WAS TORTURED BUT NOT SEXUALLY ABUSED.

Statement for the Former Child Migrants and redress by the Child Migrants Trust

A number of former Child Migrants who were sexually abused as children in Australian institutions during the 1940s-60s now reside overseas. Most of them have neither Australian citizenship nor residency. Whilst the majority of the almost 7000 child migrants sent to Australia during the twentieth century remained in the country as adults, some later returned to the UK, usually to search for their families. Most have been completely unaware of their citizenship status or that they would lose residency if they left the country for more than five years.

MY INHERITANCE – fed to me like a drip about life as an Orphan. Punishments those Merciless Nuns metered out to Kathleen Clarke included tying her to a tree over a Bull Ant nest!

Bull Ant defenders of the Queen.

Mum’s MOTHER WAS A CHARITY CASE OF A CATHOLIC ORDER FROM THE THE TIME HER IRISH MOTHER DIED at 28. BOTH MUM AND GRAND MUM WERE 3 YEARS BORN WHEN THEY BECAME WARDS OF THE STATE. KATHLEEN SENIOR WAS IN THE CARE OF GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. KATHLEEN JUNIOR WAS IN THE CARE OF BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND.

March 1, 2018, Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) recommended that the UK government establish a redress scheme to make reparation payments to all surviving British child migrants. Noting the advanced age of these former child migrants, IICSA stated that this redress scheme should be set up as a matter of urgency with the first payments being made within 12 months of the publication of its report.

AUSTRALIAN TORIES OFFER A BARGAIN BASEMENT REDRESS SCHEME. ONLY CLAIM IF YOU SUFFERED SEXUAL ABUSE. EVERYBODY ELSE ARE IGNORED.

LET THEM WAIT, DON’T PAY OUT! THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA SAID WITH HIS POWER AND INFLUENCE OVER THE OLD PEOPLE’S LIVES.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-24/fairbridge-children-finally-get-justice/13270036?utm_campaign=abc_news_web&utm_content=link&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_source=abc_news_web
Melbourne Redress protest 2009

These are a few of the hateful things you didn’t pay compensation for. You guessed some would die:

solitary confinement for days, public humiliation, calliper the legs with bricks so running away is prevented, electric fence around the vegetable patch to stop hungry children, smearing gentian violet across face to punish plucked eyebrows vanity, whipping of feet, clothed in red and placed in a paddock with a bull…

von Motesiczky, Marie-Louise; From Night into Day (Von der Nacht in den Tag); Tate; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/from-night-into-day-von-der-nacht-in-den-tag-202641

I IMAGINE GRANDMOTHER 20 YEARS AT THE PEAK OF FERTILITY. I IMAGINE THE LADYWOOD BALLROOM in 1940 WAS A FUN ESCAPE, A BREAK FROM THE TERROR OF NAZI BOMBERS. I IMAGINE A HANDSOME MAN IN A UNIFORM WAS AN ESCAPE OR THE BIGGEST NAIVE MISTAKE TWICE MADE WITH A MARRIED MAN NAMED JAMES BELLAMY ON THE ADOPTION FORM.

It was the one clue the young mother left on the form after she’d given birth to another illegitimate child, a son called Patrick, because he was born on St. Patrick’s Day 3 years after Mum’s birth.

THE BRITISH ORPHANAGES WERE FILLING UP (OR SO THEY SAID). THEY HAD TO BE EMPTIED, PREFERABLY OUT OF SIGHT AND OUT OF MIND OF THE POPULACE.

My husband said it was a biological imperative – The needs of living organisms required to perpetuate their existence and survival. Minister Calwell coined the term, Populate or Perish.

Monty Python sung quaintly to my generation ‘Every Sperm is sacred’.

BIRMINGHAM TO SOUTHAMPTON BY COACH. PASSAGE TO SYDNEY, TRAIN TO ALBURY, BUS TO ST. JOHN’S THURGOONA. HOW LONG ARE WE STAYING THE GIRLS ASKED?
WHEN WILL WE GO BACK?

Kath was well aware why the Nuns sat on either side of her small body. The man from the Government asked if she had any complaints. No.

2.25 A number of common themes in relation to the treatment of child migrants emerge from the history of British child migration. For many child migrants sent to overseas British colonies and later the Dominions, once in their new country there was a depressingly common pattern of abuse and neglect. Child migrants were also used as cheap labour, suffered a loss of identity and sense of belonging, were lied to and about their family, and were stigmatised as outcasts in their new country.

https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/

Keeping the cemetery tidy and if any Nun died 4 girls were chosen to watch the body all night.

THE “CROWS” WERE CRUEL AND UNLOVING BUT THE CONSENSUS AMONG THE ORPHANS WAS AT LEAST THEY WERE TREATED BETTER THAN THE ABORIGINAL GIRLS.

In the Summer, us older girls would get out by the Dormitory windows
to race to the River.We taught each other to swim.

LEGACY

Demanding dignity for former child migrants, Margaret Humphries formed The Child Migrants Trust insisting Parliaments bring the Governments to account for the consequences of those policies. Funding and outreach for people like my widowed mum is a Right.

The British Government speeded up the process of providing 20,000 pound to all former child migrants before any more died. The Australian Government delayed and excluded their responsibility. In the final Bill the LNP Government prevented Mum from receiving what was justly hers. REDRESS FOR THE IMPACT OF PAST GOVERNMENT POLICIES.

THIS CENTURY: ALP MP for Herbert Cathy O’Toole describes in the Hansard:

The bill also limits eligibility to the redress scheme to people who are living in Australia or who are Australian citizens. We know that horrific abuse has occurred in institutions that cared for child migrants, and we also know that abuse of children has occurred in immigration detention. We are rightly concerned that these people will not be able to access redress if they have returned to their country of birth. Labor calls on the government to confirm that provision will be made for these groups of survivors to access national redress.

Joel Fitzgibbon, MP Hunter (ALP): I’m particularly disappointed that those who have been imprisoned for more than five years have been excluded from this redress scheme. I say that because it’s more than possible—in fact, very likely—that many of them were victims themselves and possibly their experiences led them to offend in the first place.

My sisters and I tried to see if there were ways for Mum to stay permanently with us in Australia for her last years, but the Government had made rules to stop her… Made it only possible if she gave them $30,000 for the visa and paid for her own health care. Obviously her worth as a human being had been degraded, dictated by political Christians. Compassion and Equity left wanting in the new Common Wealth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUJQRw5U48Q

https://cockneyclarkclan.blogspot.com/p/who-were-bastards.html

https://www.marieclaire.com.au/child-sex-abuse-survivors-rural-australia

UNDER ONE BLUE SOUTHERN SKY WITH SCREECHING COCKATOOS, TURNING 12 years old Kathleen was tasked domestic slave to Roman Catholic Farming families. It was a change of scenery but the daily drudgery and chores was never ending, and she was one of the lucky ones who wasn’t sexually abused.

She could read and do basic numbers. She could cook and clean. That’s all she would need in this world.

“COCKY” CALDWELL Minister for Emigration would receive the highest Papal medal for populating Australia with white, Catholic cleaners, cooks, and factory workers, with the potential to procreate and fill regional spaces with babies of British stock.

St. John’s Thurgoona spruce up.

16 years old, Mum uncovered secret letters in Mother Superiors desk. A pile of letters addressed to Kathleen Clarke. She had a mother who was alive, and a step-father with a little girl and the message they were petitioning the Bishop for her to come back before the official age of 21 years. The Bishop and the Commonwealth said only if you pay your own fare!

Her step-father Bruno, a Polish Catholic migrant to Birmingham used his savings to buy a ticket for his wife’s illegitimate daughter. Kath agreed to pay half. Her mother wanted her to be the child care for her half-sister, so she could go out to work. The young woman knew what she wanted. She had enjoyed singing at the Orphanage so when she got her first job at Woolworths at the bottom of the road she signed up to singing and drama class.

Her parents asked what she wanted for her 20th birthday. She asked for a sewing machine, so she could make her own clothes. An argument between Mother and Daughter and a threat to have her pay for the machine made Kath pay for her birthday gift and move out.

The Quaker, Cadbury brothers believed in the welfare of their workers, so when Kath got a full-time job with decent wages she didn’t plan on leaving. There was a social worker who helped her find housing. There was a dentist who fixed up the damage the orphanage dentist had made. Last thing was to shop for swimming costume for the indoor pool.

It was a worker’s paradise until she went to a party and she met Brian, my future father 1962.
In no time he proposed to his Australian girl, but when Mr. Cadbury found out she was told the rule was when a girl was engaged she had to leave to prepared for her wedding and children as a result. George and Richard practised what they preached.
Mum told me there was a little ceremony and the Cadbury brothers gave her a Bible and a red rose to wish her all the love in her life!

The Road outside St. John’s at Thurgoona: We were always running away,
but they always caught us. http://MORE OF CHILD MIGRANT STORY

Wife and Worker

Brian and Kath Higgins, Birmingham Register Office 1961

GOOD MIGRATIONS – IN 1970 MUM HAD PERSUADED MY DAD TO GO TO New South Wales where it was warmer and they could prosper. The red tape at Australia House was strung out over 2 years. We were successful, the ship was booked.

It was only a week to go to start a new life, when Dad, for once, picked me up from primary school. He had changed his mind, he couldn’t leave his Mum and Dad behind. He couldn’t leave Selly Oak.

By Boat, by Plane 13 pound poms to the land down under.
Selly Oak, Home of Higgins since 1900 migration from Dudley when the nail-making trade came to an end after 100’s of years.

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