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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Thursday 03 March 2011 21:41 GMT

Very interesting - some sadness, some joy but a story that needed to be told. This will help. A must see for school children across the country - part of Australia's history.


Thursday 03 March 2011 21:41 GMT

I was moved to tears - those poor children and their families especially most mothers.

Bev Brown

Thursday 03 March 2011 21:38 GMT

A fantastic, important and moving exhibition. What extraordinary stories - some so uplifting and others so sad. I'm glad I brought tissues!

Jim Forbes

Sunday 27 February 2011 10:08 GMT

Whist I have not yet visited the exhibition, I note that there is next to no mention of Northcote School and Farm near Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. This was part of the child migration scheme, and although not directly associated with Fairbridge, it was set up and operated on similar principles. I lived there from 1949 to 1952, not as a migrant, but as the son of one of the 'Cottage Mothers', Pauline Forbes. I wonder if any other 'old Northcotians' have seen the exhibition and/or looked at this website?


Tuesday 22 February 2011 02:05 GMT

A fascinating account of how durable children are and can be - many of them learnt to survive and do well in life.

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