Child migrants picking peas at the Fairbridge Farm School at Molong, NSW. Most children who were sent overseas were not orphans, but taken from their families who could not care for them. Australian child migrants include former ABC boss David Hill, and former federal Senator Andrew Murray.

Australia's forgotten child migrants - Child migrants picking peas at the Fairbridge Farm School at Molong, NSW. Most children who were sent overseas were not orphans, but taken from their families who could not care for them

Fourth party to Fairbridge Farm School Molong, NSW 1939.     One Australian migrant, Stewart Lee, was sent to a Fairbridge Society institution in Molong, near Orange in NSW, with his three brothers at the age of four. He says he was removed from his parents by child welfare authorities and placed on a boat bound for Australia, where he arrived on 15 March 1955. "We were told we were having a big, long holiday and we'd be going back,"

'On their own: Britain's child migrants' is a travelling exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum and National Museums Liverpool. It is at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra until February 10 Picture: Molong Historical Society

Fourth party to Fairbridge Farm School Molong, NSW 1939.     One Australian migrant, Stewart Lee, was sent to a Fairbridge Society institution in Molong, near Orange in NSW, with his three brothers at the age of four. He says he was removed from his parents by child welfare authorities and placed on a boat bound for Australia, where he arrived on 15 March 1955. "We were told we were having a big, long holiday and we'd be going back,"

'On their own: Britain's child migrants' is a travelling exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum and National Museums Liverpool. It is at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra until February 10 Picture: Molong Historical Society

Children on plough with a 14 horse team at Fairbridge Farm School, Molong. Image courtesy Bigrigg Collection, Molong and District Historical Society

The Fairbridge Scheme

The children attend school at the Fairbridge Primary School. Image courtesy Bigrigg Collection, Molong and District Historical Society

The children attend school at the Fairbridge Primary School. Image courtesy Bigrigg Collection, Molong and District Historical Society

Children on their way to Fairbridge Farm School, Molong --- Most of the children were sent to religous and charitable institutions such the schools of the Fairbridge Society, which was dedicated to filling the British Empire with white British workers. This picture shows child migrants on their way to a Fairbridge farm school in Molong, Australia, 1938. --

On their own: Britain's child migrants

Four children bound for Fairbridge Farm School Molong, NSW 1938

Mort Cottage Mother & Children - Fairbridge Molong 1962 (Robert J Sellers middle & rear next to Cottage Mother)  at the back next to the Mort Cottage Mother.

Mort Cottage Mother & Children - Fairbridge Molong 1962 (Robert J Sellers middle & rear next to Cottage Mother) at the back next to the Mort Cottage Mother.

Mort Cottage Mother & Children - Fairbridge Molong 1962 (Robert J Sellers middle & rear next to Cottage Mother)  at the back next to the Mort Cottage Mother.

Mort Cottage Mother & Children - Fairbridge Molong 1962 (Robert J Sellers middle & rear next to Cottage Mother) at the back next to the Mort Cottage Mother.

Old Farbridgians - Molong

Old Farbridgians - Molong

Old Farbridgians - Molong

Old Farbridgians - Molong

Old Farbridgians - Molong

Old Farbridgians - Molong

Old Farbridgians - Molong

Old Farbridgians - Molong

Boys on train to board ship. Image courtesy Woods Collection, Molong and District Historical Society

Child Migration to Australia

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