24 November 2012 to 10 February 2013
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
More than 100,000 children were sent from Britain to Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries through child migration schemes from the 1860s onwards.
The lives of these children changed dramatically and fortunes varied.
Some succeeded in creating new futures. Others suffered lonely, brutal childhoods. All experienced disruption and separation from family and homeland.
This exhibition tells their emotional stories.
A travelling exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum.