1950 Child Migrants. In Australia their smart wardrobes were stripped from them and exchanged for khaki work clothes and bare feet. The children were placed in religious institutions or farming schools where they were subjected to harsh discipline and backbreaking labour. The children were expected to continue in agriculture, and thus received little to no education.
For nearly six decades, thousands of children were transported from Britain to help boost Australia's population. The child migrants were promised oranges and sunshine. Instead, they were put to work and often abused.