On their own - Britain's child migrants

Raymond Brand

recent photo of a man

"My saddest realisation was while I was institutionalised and learnt hatred, and never knew the true meaning of love. The institutions had all this elaborate paperwork but it was only about them, not about us."

Photograph and letterhead reproduced courtesy Raymond Brand.

Migrated when he was: 5 years old
Sent by:
Christian Brothers
Sailed on: 'SS Oronsay'
Arrived at: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia in 1953
Lived in: Western Australia, Australia
Memento: Father Hudson’s Homes letterhead

Raymond's experiences as a child migrant were featured earlier in the exhibition in the New lands, new lives section.

letterhead with illustration of a large home overlooked by an angel holding children


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