Child Migrant Program

In the 19th and 20th centuries, 150,000 child migrants were sent from Britain to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Rhodesia. Many of these children ended up in far worse conditions than they left behind. Read the show notes here.

Boys from the Child Migrant program at Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra, Western Australia in 1933. Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS

Topics in this Podcast: 20th century, New Zealand history, Rhodesia, Canadian history, adoption, British history, civil rights, Australian history