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Title: Orphans of the Empire: The Shocking Story of Child Migration to Australia
Description: Australia, Millennium. 1997, First Edition. (ISBN: 1864290625) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Only 1,500 copies were printed of this sought after history. Author and historian on children's issues Deborah Coddingtons own copy and is signed by the Author to half title " Best wishes Alan Gill May '98 via (author) Earl Wilkinson. Keep up the good work. and references index to Deborah Coddington's works cited within. "This is a book about the white stolen children - a lost tribe - who were supposedly orphans arriving in Australia from many countries to a better future but who in reality simply came from poor families and arrived to uncertain futures and often extremely abusive environments in various institutions. More than 80,000 people were directly involved in this experience as 'orphans' while thousands more have been affected by the experience as children and relatives of the orphans and as Australian born children who were also living in the institutions described in this book. Although there were occasional great acts of kindness towards these children there was also systematic abuse of all kinds. Orphans of the Empire is based on hundreds of hours of taped interviews with men and women who came to Australia as child migrants." CONDITION 701 pages with b/w photo illus, mostly bright and crisp with slight handling signs and crease at top cnrs. Overweight #Australian History#. Very Good/N/A. Signed by Author.

Keywords: 1864290625

Price: US$ 90.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 14221

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