Empty Cradles. Kindle Edition, £0.99p (Print price £9.99) @ Amazon

Empty Cradles. Kindle Edition, £0.99p (Print price £9.99) @ Amazon

Found 10th Mar
386 pages. “A story that defies belief” (The Independent): The case of the thousands of British children who were shipped to Australia in the mid-20th century — and the amazing social worker who brought their mistreatment to light. “Remarkable” (The Times).

"In 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham social worker, investigated a woman's claim that, aged four, she had been put on a boat to Australia by the British government. At first incredulous, Margaret discovered that this was just the tip of an enormous iceberg. Up to 150,000 children, some as young as three years old, had been deported from children's homes in Britain and shipped off to a 'new life' in distant parts of the Empire, right up until as recently as 1970.

Many were told that their parents were dead, and parents were told that their children had been adopted. In fact, for many children it was to be a life of horrendous physical and sexual abuse far away from everything they knew. Margaret and her team reunited thousands of families before it was too late, brought authorities to account, and worldwide attention to an outrageous miscarriage of justice."
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