Cruelty and hardship: Child migrants in the late 1940s. "We disembarked ready for our new life. I was classified as 'a war orphan' and given to understand that my father was dead. About 20 of us were taken to Boys Town, a home for youngsters at Bindoon, about 60 miles away.We were immediately put to work. I learnt how to milk a cow within a week, and then we began constructing a new building. By the time I was 14, I was driving a truck. We'd work, sleep and eat. That was it"   Laurie…

It happened to me: I was sent to Australia as a child migrant

Cruelty and hardship: Child migrants in the late 1940s. "We disembarked ready for our new life. I was classified as 'a war orphan' and given to understand that my father was dead. About 20 of us were taken to Boys Town, a home for youngsters at Bindoon, about 60 miles away.We were immediately put to work. I learnt how to milk a cow within a week, and then we began constructing a new building. By the time I was 14, I was driving a truck. We'd work, sleep and eat. That was it" Laurie…

Loui Jover (b1967, Europe; migrated to Australia with family at a young age; based In Brisbane, Queensland)

Loui Jover (b1967, Europe; migrated to Australia with family at a young age; based In Brisbane, Queensland)

Self-made makeup mogul Helena Rubinstein arrived in Australia in 1902, a penniless Polish immigrant. She didn't remain poor for long though. Noting the prematurely aged state of complexions in this country, Rubinstein introduced Australian women to the benefits of moisturiser. Her business eventually grew into an international cosmetics empire. By the time of her death in 1965, she was one of the world's richest women.

Helena Rubinstein, the Woman who Invented Beauty Book Review

Self-made makeup mogul Helena Rubinstein arrived in Australia in 1902, a penniless Polish immigrant. She didn't remain poor for long though. Noting the prematurely aged state of complexions in this country, Rubinstein introduced Australian women to the benefits of moisturiser. Her business eventually grew into an international cosmetics empire. By the time of her death in 1965, she was one of the world's richest women.

British immigrants welcomed to Sydney - History (6). After World War II, many British families migrated to Australia in search of a better life. The Australian Government also introduced a scheme for the migration to Australia of very poor or orphaned children. Influenced by the 'White Australia policy', Australia preferred British immigrants rather than people from other parts of war-torn Europe. This video shows the arrival of some of more than 1,500 migrants in their adopted home.

British immigrants welcomed to Sydney - History (6). After World War II, many British families migrated to Australia in search of a better life. The Australian Government also introduced a scheme for the migration to Australia of very poor or orphaned children. Influenced by the 'White Australia policy', Australia preferred British immigrants rather than people from other parts of war-torn Europe. This video shows the arrival of some of more than 1,500 migrants in their adopted home.

Australia Defined  More than half of Australia's growth can be attributed to net overseas migration, filling our skills shortages. The United Kingdom and New Zealand dom

Australia Defined More than half of Australia's growth can be attributed to net overseas migration, filling our skills shortages. The United Kingdom and New Zealand dom

This lesson supports students in understanding the push and pull factors contributing to human migration with an Australian context.The content of this lesson links to the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 6Historical Knowledge and Understanding:Australia as a Nation (ACHHK115)Comparing push and pull factors that have contributed to people migrating to Australia (for example economic migrants and political refugees).This product is part of a series on Australian Immigration…

This lesson supports students in understanding the push and pull factors contributing to human migration with an Australian context.The content of this lesson links to the Australian Curriculum: History for Year 6Historical Knowledge and Understanding:Australia as a Nation (ACHHK115)Comparing push and pull factors that have contributed to people migrating to Australia (for example economic migrants and political refugees).This product is part of a series on Australian Immigration…

The reasons people migrated to Australia from Europe and Asia, and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony. (ACHHK096)

The reasons people migrated to Australia from Europe and Asia, and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony. (ACHHK096)

Distinguish Between Past Present And Future - Year 1 – History. 10 pages of activities and guidance notes exploring differences in past, present and future. (Australian Curriculum No ACHHS032) This series of activities should be used to accompany lessons about the differences between past present and future.

Distinguish Between Past Present And Future - Year 1 – History. 10 pages of activities and guidance notes exploring differences in past, present and future. (Australian Curriculum No ACHHS032) This series of activities should be used to accompany lessons about the differences between past present and future.

Before My Time-An Early Years History Unit - An early years History unit for F-2 about Family. Aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Focusing on the historical skills, this 10 lesson unit comes complete with an appendix, supporting resource list and a powerpoint for the IWB.

Before My Time-An Early Years History Unit - An early years History unit for F-2 about Family. Aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Focusing on the historical skills, this 10 lesson unit comes complete with an appendix, supporting resource list and a powerpoint for the IWB.

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