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Exposure of the Child Migrants' Scheme,
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This review is from: Lost Children of the Empire (Hardcover)
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.