On their own - Britain's child migrants

Child migrant institutions today

grand gateposts with crosses above them and driveway leading to a distant college
Clontarf Aboriginal College, Western Australia 2010. ANMM collection.

Today many former child migrant institutions have been adapted for educational and family use. The Christian Brothers operate Bindoon and Clontarf as Catholic colleges, while Fairbridge Pinjarra and Mowbray Park offer farm holiday accommodation.

Stratford and Fairknowe are private residences but Fairbridge Molong lies derelict – a fitting metaphor for the end of Britain’s child migration schemes.

housing by a lawn with a fountain in a pondGirls Village Home at Barkingside, now Barnardo's Head Quarters, 2010. Reproduced courtesy National Museums Liverpool.

Large wooden clad house surrounded by trees
Fairbridge Village, Western Australia 2010. ANMM collection.

Large brick building on a city street
Liverpool Sheltering Homes, 2010. Reproduced courtesy National Museums Liverpool.

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