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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Friday 13 May 2011 05:27 GMT

A fascinating insight into the positive and negative impact of child emigration. A really moving exhibition.

Norman Thorburn

Friday 13 May 2011 05:26 GMT

Thinking of all the poor child migrants who had to endure hardship, homesickness, isolation upon arriving in the colonies.


Friday 13 May 2011 05:25 GMT

What a sad story for so many children. I have a friend who was sent to Neerkol in QLD always believing she was an orphan. She found her mother and was able to meet her as a middle aged lady - what a waste, what a loss.


Friday 13 May 2011 05:25 GMT

These kids went through tough times but they turned out to be good people and a credit to Australia.

Judith Harris

Friday 13 May 2011 05:19 GMT

Very moving. Not aware of this element of history until saw an episode of 'Making Modern Australia' on the flight across and your exhibition answered all the questions I'd been left with. Thank you.

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