On their own - Britain's child migrants

Herbert Ernest

smartly dressed young boy

"Mum was the last person I saw. She came on board the boat and hugged and kissed me and gave me two shillings."

Photograph reproduced courtesy Doris Ernest.

Migrated when he was: 9 years old
Sent by: Fairbridge
Sailed on: 'SS Largs Bay'
Arrived: Pinjarra, Western Australia, Australia in 1929
Memento: Two shillings

Find out more about Herbert's experiences in Australia later in the exhibition.

two shillings coin

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