On their own ? Britain?s child migrants

Message board - share your memories

Are you a former child migrant? Or has your family been affected by child migration from Britain to Commonwealth countries. We would love to hear from you. Please share your memories on our message board.

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Ann Dunn

Monday 13 February 2012 22:17 GMT

hi i'd like to hear from anyone who was @ st johns orphanage near albury nsw during the years of 1950-1959


Wednesday 11 January 2012 06:16 GMT

My cousins parents both arrived with child migration and we are lucky that we found each other recently but (our grandmother and grandfather wre siblings but my cousin has had little success in finding his mothers side. I was able to put a little of the jigsaw together for him but of course too late for his father to get the info.


Friday 30 December 2011 08:48 GMT

At 85 I thought I would drop a request as to any help in locating my brother peter john messenger. We both lived in Penrith road Earlsfield london sw18 .He would be 86

Vicki Doherty

Wednesday 21 December 2011 00:29 GMT

My website www.ssasturias.net has photographs, passenger lists and stories. The ship Asturias was the first to take child migrants to Australia in the 1940s.


Saturday 03 December 2011 07:16 GMT

Really moving. I came from Liverpool but with Mum & Dad as 10 Pound Poms in the 60s. I struggled to maintain composure throughout this exhibition, which is brilliantly done. Takes a cast iron heart not to feel empathy for the turmoil these people went through. Hope they all find something in their lives & understand that people actually do care.

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