Child migration to Australia.
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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English



  • Australia,
  • Australia.


  • Children -- Australia.,
  • Child welfare -- Australia.,
  • Australia -- Emigration and immigration.

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Edition Notes

At head of title: Home Office.

LC ClassificationsJV9128.C5 M6
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 50 p.
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6182612M
LC Control Number55020025

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Produced to coincide with the Museum's exhibition On their own - Britain's child migrants this is a guide to resources in the Vaughan Evans Library and on the web for researching child migration to Australia. Books Fairbridge: Empire and child migration. Sherington, Geoffrey & Jeffery, Chris. Nedlands University of Western Australia Press, Good British Stock: Child and youth migration to Australia by Barry Coldrey, , pp., details valuable information about holdings on child migration. Information held by other institutions Child migration schemes were administered by state governments, therefore there may be relevant records (particularly case files created by the state. Based on the author’s own experience as a child, a little Haitian girl longs for her mother. Held in a detention center for not having immigration papers, Mama records stories inspired by Haitian folklore for Saya to listen to at bedtime. A much-needed book that holds possibility and hope for families caught in these circumstances. (Ages 5 - 8).   More than , children were sent to a “better life” in former colonies, mainly Australia and Canada, from the s to s under the child migrant programme.

Thousands of child migrants who were forcibly sent to Australia from Britain after World War II are likely to be compensated for the abuse and neglect they suffered. be a dependent child of a parent who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent visa be under 18 years, a full-time student aged over 18 and under 25 and financially dependent on the parent, or over 18 and unable to work due to a disability. Check other facts about child migration below: Facts about Child Migration 1: the stolen generation. The stole generation occurred in Australia when the aboriginal Australian children had to live in the foster home at the end of 19th century and beginning of 20th century. They were removed from the family. Facts about Child Migration 2: the. After World War II the British Government devised a plan to unburden 'overflowing' childrens' homes. Children were shipped to Australia 'to be adopted by loving families' only to find that they were used as cheap labour. The first vessel to transport these children was the SS Asturias in with a 'cargo' of boys and girls.

  I n , Margaret Humphreys was a social worker in Nottingham, specialising in child protection. One day an Australian woman contacted her, to .   Under the Child Migrants Programme, an estimated , children, some as young as three, were shipped overseas from Britain to other Commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Child Migrants Trust (UK) assists former child migrants in accessing their records. They also provides family tracing services. Barnardos Australia holds files on children of Barnardos, who migrated to Australia under the Child Migration Scheme and files of more recent ex-clients. Barnardos UK holds files on young people who were in care in the UK. awarded an Order of Australia in for her work with child migrants in Australia. Humphrey’s book. Empty Cradles, along with a number of other books and television series, notably. Lost children of the Empire. broadcast in , helped in the successful campaign to have the British government inquire into the scheme and the welfare of.