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 05:17 GMT

Very sad, we must learn from history. It is also sad that in recent decades - and even today - children in some third world countries are called orphans, though often a poor parent is still alive but due to hardship cannot care for the child despite wishing to - and they too are adopted to a foreign country and the parents are left in grief. Let families stay together whenever possible.

Lynda & Brenda

Friday 13 May 2011 05:15 GMT

An apology finally given and long overdue for the rights of children. Very moving personal stories.


Friday 13 May 2011 05:14 GMT

What a gut-wrenching, hidden part of history. Thank you for sharing these moving stories.

Diana Lord

Friday 13 May 2011 05:13 GMT

My father Cyril Lord came to Australia as a child migrant aged nine (1938). He is the one on the right of the photo of four children with their suitcases going to Fairbridge Molong NSW. Thank you for remembering them.

John & Val Tyler

Friday 13 May 2011 05:12 GMT

Such a moving exhibition - you cannot fail to be touched. How must those poor children have felt, especially as they were often told they were orphans - only years later finding they were not - and lots of family.

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