Anniversary of Apology to Forgotten Australians

By SONJA DECHIAN | Published: NOVEMBER 16, 2011

Today marks the second anniversary of an apology given by the Australian parliament to the ‘Forgotten Australians’ – people brought up in institutions, including former child migrants brought to Australia under a scheme intended to help populate Britain’s former colonies between 1920 and the 1960s.

Many of the children were abused and forced to work as farm labourers.

In February 2010 the UK government followed with an apology to all child migrants sent abroad.

The history of the Forgotten Australians has been documented by the National Museum of Australia and the National Library of Australia.

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