My unhappiness dates from the time when Arnold, Mervyn and I were forcibly separated. As state wards we were delivered into the custody of the Catholic Church.'This is home' we were told...Miserable and apprehensive I desperately tried to cling to my brothers for support and comfort while attempting to understand what was happening. But my brothers were not permitted to give me solace for long. None of us knew what was in store. These strange men in black were Christian Brothers I was informed, and henceforth they would look after me.