Child migration

National Archives of Australia – Immigration and Citizenship

The National Archives collection includes thousands of records documenting Australia’s rich migrant history. Research your family’s migration to Australia, find out more about Australian citizenship and discover a wealth of information about post-World War II immigration.Records covered include:• Passenger arrival…

British Home Children Registry, Canada

From 1869 through to 1939 (1948 to British Columbia) it has been estimated over 100,000 children were emigrated from the United Kingdom to Canada to be used as indentured farm workers and domestic servants. Believed by Canadians to be orphans,…

Old Fairbridgians Association – Molong, New South Wales

This site has been developed for the former children of the Fairbridge Farm School, Molong who migrated from Britain to Australia  between 1938 and 1974. The site aims to preserve the history and the memories of the Farm School and…

Adoption and Forgotten Australians

A family history research guide, by the State Library of Victoria, for adopted people, Forgotten Australians and child migrants.TIP: Check state libraries and state archival repositories for similar guides

National Archives of Australia – Research Guides

National Archives of Australia’s Research Guides – You can browse and purchase copies from the online shop or download them for free from this site. Guides available include: • Twenty seven research guides covering immigration (British, Chinese, Jewish, child), foreign…

Forgotten Australians – Our History

Over half a million Australian children experienced institutional care in the 20th century. To acknowledge and remember the experiences of these children, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is funding the National Museum of Australia and…

British Home Children in Canada

This site is designed to assist descendants of those who were part of the British child emigration scheme to Canada 1870-1957.