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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Jean Robinson

Friday 07 June 2013 18:56 GMT

It has been more than 100 year since my 5 great aunts were sent to Canada, an incredible story of the Richardson girls from Portsmouth. Two were later returned to their mother, a rare occurrence.

Margaret Wilks

Wednesday 08 May 2013 19:24 GMT

Searching for any family in Australia of Leslie Arthur Worth.Leslie was sent out from England to Australia (Fairbridge Farm School, Molong)in 1952. His sister Pamela, now in her late seventies,remained in England and would dearly like to contact any of Leslie`s children/grandchildren. Leslie died in 1973 and Pamela lost all contact with the family. If anyone has any information about the family or can suggest how to go about finding them, please contact me at margwilks@hotmail.com Thank you.


Monday 22 April 2013 10:30 GMT

I am currently researching U.K Child Migration schemes to Australia for a novel I am writing.I am particularly interested in hearing from any females who were sent to Adelaide as a child, either to the Magill Methodist Children's Home, or the Sister's of Mercy Orphanage at Goodwood. If anyone is interested in sharing their experience, then and now, please email me at cathoff3@hotmail.com Kind regards to you all Catherine

Yvonne Kinnear

Monday 15 April 2013 14:51 GMT

Searching for any family of May Evans (07/05/12) born Liverpool England. Daughter of Daniel + Margaret Evans. Sent out to Oz by Dr Barnardos 1927. Know she lived in Bathurst NSW until 1935 after that nothing

yvonne kinnear

Monday 15 April 2013 08:42 GMT

We are trying to find our Great Aunt who was sent to Australia by Dr Barnardos England 1927 under the Child Migrant Programme Her name was May Evans born 07/05/1912 Liverpool England, daughter of Daniel and Margaret Evans, ( nee Loughlin.). Up until 1933 she lived and worked at Bathurst NSW, as she had to keep in contact with Dr Barnardos in Sydney. We have searched State Archives, BMD, geneology sites, cemetrey records, newspapers + more Yours Faithfully Yvonne Kinnear anthonyakinnear@aol.com

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