After living in Britain, the couple emigrated to Australia in 1960 where they raised their two daughters, Eileen and Carol. Fifty years of silence : cry of the raped / Listening to the silences : women and war / Durham, Helen and Tracey Gurd (eds). . On their first day, photographs of the women were taken and displayed at the reception area. 3 Over the following three months, the women were repeatedly raped and beaten.
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3 In 1994 O'Herne published a personal memoir titled Fifty Years of Silence, which documents the struggles that she faced while secretly living the life of a war rape survivor. In letters she wrote to Tom prior to her marriage, OHerne had alluded to what had happened to her during the war and asked for his patience if they were to be married. Sydney : Editions Tom Thompson, 1994. During the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, OHerne and thousands of Dutch women were forced into hard physical labor at a prisoner-of-war camp at a disused army barracks in Ambarawa, Indonesia. The soldiers picked the girls they wanted from the photographs.
The Japanese warned them that if they told anyone about what happened to them, they and their family members would be killed.23 While many of the young girls parents guessed what had happened, most remained silent, including OHerne. Abridged version of Ruff-O'Herne (2005).