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Now a major film, the book that exposed the incredible scandal of Britain's forgotten and abused child migrants
 
In 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a British social worker, investigated a woman's claim that at the age of four she had been put on a boat to Australia by the British government. At first thinking it incredulous, Margaret discovered that this was just the tip of an enormous iceberg. Up to 150,000 children, some as young as three years old, had been deported from children's homes in Britain and shipped off to a "new life" in distant parts of the British empire, right up until 1970. Many were told that their parents were dead, and parents often believed that their children had been adopted in Britain. In fact, for many children it was to be a life of horrendous physical and sexual abuse far away from everything they knew. Here, Margaret reveals how she unraveled this shocking secret and how it became her mission to reunite these innocent and unwilling exiles with their families in Britain. Originally published as Empty Cradles

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Margaret Humphreys is the director and founder of the Child Migrants Trust. For her services on behalf of the child migrants, she was awarded the Order of Australia.

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ISBN:
9780552163354
Author:
Humphreys, Margaret
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
australia;non-fiction;biography;social history
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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