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Plaque commemorates the innocent children sent to Australia under the Bristish Child Migration Schemes of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Over 7000 children migrated to Australia under assisted child migration schemes. The vast majority of children were migrated from the UK, with a small number from Malta. Child migrants were adopted or brought up in children's homes, institutions, orphanages or foster care. Many of these children experienced neglect and abuse while in institutional care.

Location

Address:82 Kintore Avenue, Migration Museum, Adelaide, 5000
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.919781
Long: 138.601777
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 23rd February, 2001
Front Inscription
This plaque is dedicated to the innocent children
sent to Australia from their homelands under the
BRITISH CHILD
MIGRATION SCHEMES
from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century
The South Australian Government acknowledges the
contributions to this State of the British Child Migrants who
have made this place their home, and wishes them well in
their search for their families and their identity, and in their
endeavours to re-connect with their homeland.
The Hon Dean Brown MP
Minister for Human Services
23rd February 2001
Government of South Australia
Source: MA
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