Parliament of Australia – ‘Forgotten Australians’ and ‘Lost Innocents’

‘Forgotten Australians’ and ‘Lost Innocents’: child migrants and children in institutional care in Australia is a background note by Dr Coral Dow and Janet Phillips, November 2009. It provides an overview and history of the arrival of child migrants from the United Kingdom and government responses to claims of mistreatment while in institutional care in Australia. There is information on the Child Migrants Trust, the British Government responses to the child migration scheme plus the Australian Government inquiries and responses. The section on children in institutional care includes State government and religious organisations responses, a formal apology and a list of key resources.

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