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System Exposed: Heartbeat of My Life

By Julie Jean Evans - ISBN: 9781922751430

RRP: $22.95

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Julie Jean Evans born in Balmain Sydney to two loving parents yet she was taken from their care and placed in the child welfare system for reasons unfathomable today... not an uncommon practice for this time. 

Children from this time raised in Government care are now referred to as The Forgotten Australians. 

Despite having an unimaginable life thrust upon her, Julie is a wonderful human being who has triumphed over many atrocities that were directly attributed to life in the system that was supposedly there to protect her. 

One of the forgotten Australians, Julie Jean has built a life for her and her seven children. Now she is in Muttabarra, located at the centre of Queensland, helping to manage the local Exchange Hotel. 

She has dedicated herself as being a positive example of moving past just surviving, of taking the bull by the horns and fulfilling a life long dream. 

For as long as Julie can remember, Julie has had a strong compulsion to craft her story, to have her voice finally heard. This has come from System Exposed - Heartbeat of My Life. It’s a life wrenching journey through Julie’s life story as she finds her way to a place of hope, happiness and peace. 

In Julie’s words, this story is to pass on insight not her suffering, to help others to understand The Forgotten Australians and who they are. To educate and reach out to others that have had to endure at the hands of abuse. 

System Exposed: Heartbeat of My Life

By Julie Jean Evans - ISBN: 9781922751430

RRP: $22.95

I have made peace with my past. 

What I want to yell from the rooftops is “everyone matters!”

We all have hearts of energy. We all have the capacity to build a good life. Today, I can appreciate all the simple pleasures in my day by changing my thinking from past to present. 

Good people will make a difference in someone’s life.

Within the pages of SYSTEM EXPOSED - Heartbeat of My Life, Julie shares her horrific childhood story; complete with child abuse, homelessness, juvenile jails, institutional care, lies and cover ups from trusted officials. The government just closed their eyes and allowed everything told within to happen to many children.

Yet, as in many stories, there were moments of hope that eventually resulted in strength, courage and survival, healing and forgiveness…

Take warning to read this book with a strong heart as you uncover the story of someone raised as a state ward, among many other children - The Forgotten Australians. You will be privy to confidential government files, as evidence of their severe failure to care for these children they swore to protect.

You will never forget this story.

“A compelling honest telling of an ordeal most would never believe or consider possible in a modern world… A brave book by an inspiring woman who survived and who shares from a place of love, not spite… Wonderful...” Alexandra, Indie Books reviewer


NIB 2023 - System Exposed 2023 Gold Awards - System Exposed 2023 MargColin Awards - System Exposed

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