On their own - Britain's child migrants

Stewart Lee

tattered old photo of a young boy holding his mother's hand

"My mother gave me this photo before we left. It is the only picture of us together. She had carried it in her purse."

Photograph reproduced courtesy Stewart Lee.

Migrated when he was: 4 years old
Sent by: Fairbridge
Sailed on: 'SS Strathnaver'
Arrived: Molong, New South Wales, Australia in 1955
Memento: Photograph of Stewart with his mother before leaving England

Find out more about Stewart's experiences in Australia in Meet the children today, as adults later in the exhibition.

young boy alone on the deck of a ship
Stewart Lee on SS Strathnaver 1955. Reproduced courtesy Sydney Lee.

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