Parent Following was a form of child migration by which the child or children came to Australia and the parent or parents followed afterwards. It became popular among authorities when the number of British children available to be sent to Australia fell. Single parents, not normally acceptable to the Immigration Department, could migrate to Australia under this scheme.
Sources used to compile this entry: Williams, Laura, 'Good British stock: British child migration to Tasmania after 1945', Tasmanian Historical Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, 1995/6, pp. 155-177.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 25 October 2011, Last modified: 13 February 2019