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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Edna and Enid

Friday 13 May 2011 05:11 GMT

We found the exhibition to be very moving. Our father Arthur Thomas Goodwin came to Australia in 1926 aged 14 years on P&O Ballarat. He was brought out by Barnardo’s and went to the Hunter Valley where he eventually married and was highly regarded by all who knew him.

Anthony Chambers

Thursday 21 April 2011 17:44 GMT

Tony a former child migrant:UK~~~NZ. I am represted in the exhibition with my film."The Boy in the Lifebuoy" Now living back in England in my birth town...I am able to view the good messages offered by visiters to our child migration site online: I am very appy for all the kind comments by those that are new to our saga & those that knew of us and other FCM's. Its very heart warming being now so far away and unable to visit the exhibition to keep abreast of the nostalgic interest of so many. Thankyou. Australia maritime staff also. Anthony (Tony)Chambers.UK.


Thursday 21 April 2011 05:35 GMT

It's hard to believe what kids went through all of those years ago, and it's sad how the way they were treated.


Thursday 21 April 2011 05:34 GMT

So very sad and enlightening in many ways. To those whose journey led to better lives you're so very lucky but to those whose lives had no end to the grief of leaving your family and endured more hardship I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to all of you. We emigrated here 2 years ago for a 'better life.' We achieved that but for all of you so young so very brave and courageous I'm so sorry.


Thursday 21 April 2011 05:31 GMT

I think that it was really sad how the British children had to come to Australia to work so much. Great exhibition!

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