Kōrero: English

Child migrants, 1949

Child migrants, 1949

After the Second World War many thousands of children, predominantly English, were taken from institutions and foster homes and sent out to the white commonwealth. Most went to Australia but between 1949 and 1953, 593 were sent to New Zealand. In the 1990s moves began to assist the former child migrants to rediscover their English families. Here we see some of the first arrivals learning of the arrangements made for them by the Child Welfare Department.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-030012; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - Special groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1931/child-migrants-1949 (accessed 15 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Terry Hearn, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015