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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Nancy Johnson

Tuesday 07 June 2011 02:31 GMT

On their own is an excellent exhibition and tribute to the thousands of children who travelled such long distances into an unknown future. Congratulations to the curators who have succeeded in bringing this little known chapter in our history to the forefront. I'm thrilled to know that Australia's Home Children are being honoured and recognised. Thank you to all who made this exhibit possible.


Tuesday 07 June 2011 02:04 GMT

I thought this exhibition was amazing how you can have the feeling of being one of the children and made me think about what the children's lives were like. I really liked how churning the butter and lifting the bricks made you feel like you were there with the children. You would feel sad but always try your best.


Tuesday 07 June 2011 02:02 GMT

This was an incredible powerful exhibition. So sad, yet so important to tell younger Australians this story.

Brenda Marshall

Tuesday 07 June 2011 02:01 GMT

This museum is such a tribute to the plight of those many children who had no voice in their future. Thought provoking and heartbreaking. Makes me feel so ashamed to be British, but proud that the truth has finally been told.


Tuesday 07 June 2011 02:00 GMT

The children on the boats were exactly the same as children today. Just different clothes. Children never seem to change, but adults do. It made me laugh and smile.

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