Australian man searches for Albany roots
29th August 2012
Updated 19th September 2012
Many families in Albany have deep roots here. Generations live within blocks of each other and many work with each other. For one Australian man, his Albany roots exist, but are loosely tied to him by his name.
Geoff Meyer was brought to an orphanage in Australia in 1937, at the age of 14 months and became a ward of the state.
Life was tough for Meyer until he was able to run away at the age of 18.
During his time in orphanages and foster homes, he sustained physical beatings and emotional abuse. Many times, foster families brought him home with them only to give the two suitcases of his new clothing to their own children.
After years of attempting to find out who his parents were and if he had any siblings, he finally received answers.