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Title:Twelve Years In "Care" : A British Child Migrant's Story
Signed:By Author
Item ID:BB06-19579
Publisher:Sid Harta, Australia, 2017
Sid Harta, 2017, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Unstated, Inscribed by Author

"From the 1860s to the late 1960s over 150,000 boys & girls "volunteered" to migrate from the United Kingdom to many colonies of the then British Empire, including Australia. The abolition of the slave trade in 1803 & the eventual emancipation of individual slaves in the 1830s had left the colonies with a shortage of labour to be partially filled by these children. This diaspora of children rivalled the number of convicts sent to Australia. We were the unwanted generations; many of us were bastards/illegitimate by birth and/or from the lowest echelons of society..." There is a longitudinal crease down the front cover Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 194 pages. Covers have some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; UK / Australia; Inscribed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19579.
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