Canada's Home Children
The Workhouse and Home Children
by Dawn Parker-Randall Heuston
British Home Children of Chatham Kent, Ontario, CA
"Little "Empire Builders" - 150 girls and boys from Dr. Barnardo's Homes, leave for Australia." 1928
Shows a long line of children in coats and bobble hats walking along a gangplank to board a ship. M/S pan across a crowd of children on the deck of the ship as they cheer and wave handkerchiefs at us. M/S pan across a group of girls sitting on boxes on the deck, holding up their dolls for us to see; a white-haired, bearded man examines the doll of a little girl at the back of the group.
Little Brothers From U.K. Begin New Life… 1948
Oranges & Sunshine Trailer 2011
Aired in the UK
Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead, and been sent to children's homes on the other side of the world. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine: they got hard labour and life in institutions.
The Leaving of Liverpool 1992
mini series aired in England and Australia
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