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Britain’s Child Migrants

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Britain’s Child Migrants

Time: January 23, 2012 to May 6, 2012
Location: Museum Victoria
City/Town: Melbourne 3001, Victoria, Australia
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Phone: 03 9927 2737
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Museum Victoria
Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2012

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From the 1860s through to 1967, more than 100,000 children were sent from Britain to Australia and other Commonwealth countries through child migration schemes, changing the lives of these children dramatically. On their own explores the history and motivations behind these government endorsed child migration schemes. It conveys the experiences shared by the children and follows the lives of some former child migrants in their own words, letters, photographs, objects and other personal collections.

Photo: Four children bound for Fairbridge Farm School Molong, NSW 1938
Source: Reproduced courtesy Molong Historical Society

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