Empty Cradles

Empty Cradles

Book - 1995
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In 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham social worker, investigated the case of a woman who claimed that, at the age of four, she had been put on a boat to Australia by the British government. Margaret Humphreys soon discovered that as many as 150,000 children had in fact been deported from children's homes in Britian and shipped off to a "new life" in distant parts of the Empire--the last as recently as 1967. For numerous children it was to be a life of horrendous physical and sexual abuse in institutions in Western Australia and elsewhere. Margaret Humphreys reveals how she gradually unravelled this shocking secret, how she became drawn into the lives of some of these innocent and unwilling exiles, and how it became her mission to reunite them with their families.
Publisher: London : Transworld Publishers, 1995.
ISBN: 9780552141642
055214164X
Branch Call Number: 362/.7/0941/Hum 3588mb 1
Characteristics: 383 p. : ill.

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