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on 30 July 2014
A detailed history of the long involvement British Governments had in migrating children to Canada, Australia and Rhodesia - very sobering indictment of the misguided idea that sending 'unwanted orphans' (most of whom were not actually orphans) - thousands of miles would be a good thing. Warning - some of the details of the abuse meted upon boys at Bindoon in the early 1950s are truly shocking. An essential accompanying read is "Oranges & Sunshine" by Margaret Humphreys who accidentally stumbled upon the injustice of the Child Migrants' Scheme; it was reading this which prompted me to buy this book.
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on 7 August 2010
Recent admissions and apologies by the British and Australian governments brought to public notice the sometimes shameful export of young British Children to the Colonies. I used some of the facts from this book when writing my first two novels, 'The Long Echo' and 'Anna's Tale' (the latter to be published in the next few weeks)
Very well researched and presented stuff.
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on 22 September 2013
It was recommended to me by the wife of my cousin who was one of the lost children so have only delved into the part which he was part of.
Presents a dated account ie the arguements for such a course seem to be trying to excuse the official actions as being reasonable solutions.
Need to read more.
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on 9 February 2014
very enjoyable film , it had a beginning a middle and an end and was a straightforward
story, well acted
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on 15 July 2015
was advertised as second hand but you would not know
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on 7 September 2015
No problems. Thank you.
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on 14 August 2014
Interesting book
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on 25 February 2015
Great
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