On Their Own - Britain's Child Migrants

13 Oct 2011-10 May 2012,




A heartbreaking exhibition at Melbourne's Immigration Museum about child migrants who came to Australia for a better life, but faced devastation and hardship

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Over 7,500 children were sent to Australia as part of the British and Australian Government-endorsed schemes between 1860 - 1967. The Australian and British Governments thought it was for the greater good – Britain was facing overpopulation and Australia was crying out for settlers, particularly good British stock – but children were placed in farmsteads, and religious institutions, and treated like slaves. Learn about the stories of these children at the Immigration Museum’s latest exhibition.

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By Isabel Dunstan   |  

On Their Own - Britain's Child Migrants details

Immigration Museum

Old Customs House
400 Flinders St

Melbourne 3000

Nearby Stations: Flinders St; Southern Cross

Telephone 13 11 02

Price FREE
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Date 13 Oct 2011-10 May 2012

Open 10am-5pm

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