In a powerful plea from the witness box at a child abuse inquiry, a woman has called for the "carers" responsible for the abuse to be found and named.
Sixty-seven-year-old Wilma Robb was 13 when she was placed in Parramatta Girls Home, because her mother had cancer and her father was violent.
She was twice sent from there to the Hay Institution for Girls in the Riverina region of NSW, which was opened in 1961 to take troublesome girls from Parramatta.
For three days, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard disturbing details of brutality at both homes.
On Friday, Ms Robb, who gave evidence at a Senate hearing in 2004 and has featured prominently in campaigns highlighting the abuse, said: "I was subject to an institutional process of depersonalisation and physical and emotional abuse."
She told the commission "I want the carers who were responsible for the abuse to be located and named. We are still paying for their abuse and we will pay for the rest of our lives. I want to see people brought to justice."
For her, depersonalisation included daily strip searches, rape, having to prove the need for sanitary products by showing officers her underpants, and daily examinations in what was called the "medical parade".
"We were forced to go to the toilet in full view of the warders," she said.
"There were no doors on the toilets or showers. We had daily medical inspections where we were stripped naked.
"We had to hold our arms out to the side. Both male and female warders would inspect us."
She said that at Parramatta she was beaten by superintendent Percy Mayhew and his deputy, Gordon Gilford.
One held her hands behind her back and the other smashed her face into a sink.
At 15, she had to have a full set of dentures.
She was drugged daily with sedative Largactil, and was heavily dosed when she was sent to Hay and handcuffed to a train seat.
At Hay, girls were made to do hard labour by breaking bricks and laying footpaths.
"It was all about power," she said.
There was no mail, no books, no radio.
"We did not even see the sky because we were not able to lift our eyes up."
Ms Robb, who is on the steering committee of the Forgotten Australians Alliance, told Friday's hearing the NSW government had met demands for compensation with threats that it would pursue survivors of abuse for full costs if they took their claims to court.
Ms Robb did not know of anyone who had successfully sued the NSW government.
She had received $10,000 from a victims compensation scheme and another woman, Wendy Patton, nee Grey, had received $37,000.
NSW government representatives will give evidence at the inquiry when it continues on Monday.