Australia Australia - Judith Bartlett, 28, Bathurst, NSW, March 1964

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  1. fruity

    fruity Active Member

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    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...lett-disappeared/story-e6frg6nf-1226651223685

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/found-after-50-years-remains-are-of-missing-judith-20130527-2n61c.html

    http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/...ains-found-after-almost-five-decades/?cs=2452

    I have read interviews with the family over the years and I was always struck by how devastated her children were when they spoke of the abandonment they felt. Understandable, but the interviews really stuck with me. When I read the news headline this afternoon I immediately knew who it was. I hope this brings the family some closure, though I doubt they'll feel the peace they were searching so desperately for, now that they have to move past 50 years of thinking they were abandoned, when really their mother had been murdered.

     
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    I was just searching to see if this had been posted. Thank-you for making a thread for this. The news article really touched my heart about this family and what they have gone through. There was a lovely photo of JB posted in the SMH holding a koala bear.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    I'm so glad they did find out what happened to their mum - 50 years is a long time.
    I now hope someone somewhere knows something about this and comes forward.
    Its never too late.
     
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    Thank you, FigTree. I too hope that someone knows something and comes forward. The story has touched me too, especially when I look back over the years and remember grappling with how a mother could abandon her family when she was seemingly so happy. I nearly a sense of guilt for doubting Judith Bartlett and I imagine her poor children are experiencing awful guilt at the moment too. I hope they're not being too hard on themselves.
     
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    Yeah, fruity, I hope the family can find answers to help them heal. It* was also sad that Judiths husband passed away before this news came to light.
    It will be interesting to keep an eye out now for any news in the future.
    I will remember the thread and if I see anything I'll post it up here.
     
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    Oh gosh that breaks my heart ... to imagine my kids thinking I had abandoned them is too awful. I am glad they get to know the truth now but wish someone had reassured her children she wouldn't have willingly left them.
     
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    Yes, it is sad... how different might have the results been if there had been someone who had said she didn't leave - she's missing! :(
    But Im so happy they finally found her and her truth was revealed.
     

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