Thanks to the BBC TV series "Call the Midwife," I learned that, for a while, Great Britain sent "unwanted" children to Australia, where many of them wound up living in appalling conditions. Consequently I had to find out more about this, and then share it with all of you.
We called Kevin Rudd the Australian premier rather than prime minister in error, which was a mistake picked up from this source.
We've also got some great listener mail from John about time capsules and Andy Warhol.
Episode link: The Child Migrant Program
- Burns, John F. "Apology Opens Wounds of British Migrant Program." New York Times. 11/22/2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/world/23children.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
- Edemariam, Aida. "People should sort this mess': Margaret Humphreys has spent 23 years campaigning for the victims of forced childhood migration. This week, finally, Gordon Brown is due to apologise on behalf of Britain for separating them from their families." The Guardian. 2/19/2010. http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2010/feb/20/margaret-humphreys-child-migrants-trust
- Humphreys, Margaret. "Oranges & Sunshine." Corgi Books. 1998.
- Lee, Margaret. "Britain's Child Migrants." The Guardian. 4/1/2011. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/apr/02/britain-child-migrants-australia-commonwealth
- UK Parliament. "The Welfare of Former British Child Migrants." http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm199798/cmselect/cmhealth/755/75504.htm
- Walker-Arnott, Ellie. "Call the Midwife: What was the Child Migrants Programme?" Radio Times. http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-01-18/call-the-midwife-what-was-the-child-migrants-programme
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