Some children arrived in Tasmania as convicts without their parents in the first half of the nineteenth century. However, they are not often thought of as child migrants. The biggest influx occurred during the post-World War Two immigration boom when between 73 and 77 children arrived. They were placed at Tresca, Boys' Town, Clarendon Children's Home, and Hagley Farm School. A few appear to have gone to private individuals. In the 1970s, child migrants came to Tasmania to be adopted from India, South Vietnam, South Korea and Bangladesh.
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20 January 2022
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