Read the Catholic 'Record' newspaper's report of the arrival of young Oliver Cosgrove, one of 65 children on board the SS 'New Australia' in 1953.
Maree Giles is a former inmate of Parramatta Girls' Home and is now an Australian author, editor, poet, journalist, creative writing teacher and mentor, and the mother of two grown-up children.
On February 24, 2010, at a reception in Westminster Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologised on behalf of the nation for Britain’s role in sending thousands of children overseas until the late 1960s.
An exhibition opened last month at the Foundling Museum in London, formerly Britain's first home for abandoned children. Artists Tracey Emin, Paula Rego and Mat Collishaw talk about their work.