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14 Years of Hell

Bonney Djuric


14 Years of Hell (2008) is an anthology compiled by Australian Bonney Djuric.

The stories are all written by women who were at some point as teenage girls incarcerated in the now infamous Hay Girls Institution 1961-1974.

Hay (located in the small town of Hay in NSW, 720km west of Sydney) was supposed to be an “experiment to rehabilitate hard-core delinquents.”

As is written on back cover, however, the institution was “a place of extreme dehumanising brutality for girls aged between 14-18 years.”

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