Below is a copy of the report on the visit, in July 1948, to Castledare Junior Orphanage, WA, by the Secretary of the Child Welfare Department, State Migration Officer and two inspectors also from the Child Welfare Department.
In 2003, the BBC broadcasted a series of programmes based on interviews with over 150 former Child Migrants sent to Australia, Rhodesia, Canada and New Zealand. Original legislators and child care specialists involved in the policy were also interviewed.
Here, Oliver Cosgrove shares the St Benedict's Medal which was given to all the boys at Boys' Town, Bindoon, WA. The article sadly makes light of child slave labour at Bindoon.
This photograph kindly forwarded to the National Museum by Oliver Cosgrove shows the interior of the chapel at the former Clontarf Boys Town, now Clontarf Aboriginal College.
Oranges and Sunshine, a film produced in 2010 and directed by Jim Loach, tells the story of Margaret Humphreys who brought public awareness to the British child migration scheme and who later established the Child Migrants Trust.
This leather strap was made by William ‘Bill’ Brennan when a man in his 50s as a copy of the ones he made as a boy in the leather workshop of Clontarf Christian Brothers Home. It was offered to the National Museum by Bill's brother, Anthony.
Bill Brennan, a former resident of Clontarf Boys' Town, who made the leather strap in another post, wrote about his experience of being cast a 'child lover'.
The Betrayal - Born in Innocence Raised in Hell is Wayne Miller's personal history of his life as a ward of the state, resident in St Vincent de Paul's Boys Home, South Melbourne and St Augustine's Boys Home, Highton, Geelong.
Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs argues that priests' celibacy is irrelevant to the issue of child sex abuse, and that the church's authority and secrecy has protected sex offenders.