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Lost Children of the Empire: The Untold Story of Britain’s Child Migrants

Philip Bean, Joy Melville
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The extraordinary and untold story of Britains child migrants is one of 350 years of shaming exploitation. Around 130,000 children some just 3 or 4 years old, were shipped off to distant parts of the Empire, the last as recently as 1967. The real shock is that child migration did not end in 1920s. Even after the Second World War, until it ended some 20 years ago, around 10,000 children were transported to Australia, where many were subjected to at best uncaring abandonment, and at worst a regime of appalling cruelty. pp. 177, illusts, prev ownership on prelim #0118 First Edition

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AuthorPhilip Bean, Joy Melville
PublisherHyman, London
Year Published1989
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket (in protective sleeve)

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