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Queensland - Glossary Term
- Glossary Term
The term child migrant refers to children between the ages of 8 and 13, although some were younger, who were sent to Australia as part of various British Child migrant schemes. They arrived in Queensland in the 1950s, unaccompanied by parents and under the guardianship of the Federal Minister for Immigration (in 1946) and the relevant State Department (after 1947). These children had no family ties or contacts in Australia. Prior to the enactment of Commonwealth legislation in 1946, State Child Welfare legislation and the general law covered custody and guardianship arrangements.
- Forgotten Australians: A report on Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children., Commonwealth of Australia, August 2004, 438 pp, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/report/index.htm. Details
- Rudd, Kevin, Address at the apology to the Forgotten Australians and former child migrants Great Hall, Parliament House, Commonwealth of Australia, 16 November 2009, http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/110625/20091116-1801/www.pm.gov.au/node/6321.html. Details
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 9 November 2011, Last modified: 26 February 2015