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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Monday 17 October 2011 03:22 GMT

Very moving display. Thank you for putting it together and allowing us to get an insight into this sad period in our history.


Monday 17 October 2011 03:21 GMT

The acknowledgement of pain and the triumph of spirit encapsulated within the exhibition reminds us all to celebrate and give thanks for the possibilities of life and to remember those whose journeys were ended before they had even begun. This exhibition is a mirror into which we all should look. Thanks to all involved.


Monday 17 October 2011 03:18 GMT

A very moving story and display. How could I have grown up in UK yet never heard of England’s stolen generation. I am so saddened to know that as I write Australia is planning to send child asylum seekers to appalling conditions in Malaysia. Will their story make a few museum rooms in the future? Why aren’t we learning?


Monday 17 October 2011 03:15 GMT

What an incredibly humbling experience for the visitor to see life as it was like for all those who experienced life in Australia in the early days; how brave and resilient they were. I will encourage my family and friends to visit this exhibition. Powerful stuff which helps one to put one’s own troubles in perspective.


Monday 17 October 2011 03:13 GMT

Some might say that we do NOT learn from history, I think that we do, we just choose to ignore the truth of what we learn. It’s never easy to look at history with modern eyes and context, because it seems barbaric, maybe our actions today will be judged by future generations as such too. It’s extremely unfortunate that events unfolded here in Australia as they did, but we must acknowledge and appreciate the impact on today’s society, and use it to deliver harmony and create understanding for all. I really enjoyed the exhibition here today, thanks for the enlightenment.

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