Mr Kitson, agent-general for Western Australia, talks to two young children who are about to emigrate from the Fairbridge Farm Schools in England to the Kingsley Fairbridge Farm Schools in Western Australia. They are aboard the liner 'Ormonde'
1950 Child Migrants. In Australia their smart wardrobes were stripped from them and exchanged for khaki work clothes and bare feet. The children were placed in religious institutions or farming schools where they were subjected to harsh discipline and backbreaking labour. The children were expected to continue in agriculture, and thus received little to no education.
Migrant children leaving Britain. Australia's Roman Catholic Church publicly apologised on Thursday to British and Maltese child migrants who suffered abuse including rape, whippings and slave labour in religious institutions.