Margaret Wilkinson’s evidence will describe the abuse she experienced at ‘St Mary’s Home for Unwed Mothers’ and her attempts to get Redress from ‘the Anglican Trust for Women and Children’. In 1964 at the age of 19 years old, Margaret was sent to St Mary’s for six months. Her baby daughter was taken from her by the Matron of the institution without her consent and concealed from Margaret who was forced to give the baby up for adoption. Margaret will give her evidence not only for herself but also on behalf of her support group ‘New Zealand Mothers of Loss to Adoption for Justice’ and she will highlight the political avenues she has taken in an attempt to reform the New Zealand Adoption Act 1955’

Statement of Margaret Wilkinson for Faith based Redress Hearing v2

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