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Inhaltsangabe: In 1959 David Hill's mother - a poor single parent living in England - reluctantly decided to send her sons to Fairbridge Farm School in New South Wales where, she was led to believe, they would have a good education and a better life. David was lucky - his mother was able to follow him out to Australia - but for most children, the reality was shockingly different. From 1938 to 1974 thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge to solve the problem of child poverty in Britain while populating the colony. Now many of those children have decided to speak out. Physical and sexual abuse was not uncommon. Loneliness was rife. Food was often inedible. The standard of education was appalling. Here, for the first time, is the story of the lives of the Fairbridge children, from the bizarre luxury of the voyage out to Australia to the harsh reality of the first days there; from the crushing daily routine to stolen moments of freedom and the struggle that defined life after leaving the school. This remarkable book is both a tribute to the children who were betrayed by an ideal that went terribly awry and a compelling account of an extraordinary episode in Australian-British History.
About the Author: During his remarkable career, David Hill has been chairman then managing director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, chairman of the Australian Football Association, chief executive of the State Rail Authority, chairman of Sydney Water Corporation and chairman of CREATE (an organisation representing children in institutional care). He has for many years been a leading figure in the international campaign to have the Parthenon sculptures returned from the British Museum to Greece. He lives in Sydney.
Titel: The Forgotten Children: Fairbridge Farm ...
Verlag: Random House Australia 2008
Buchbeschreibung Rh Australia, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Paperback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers MM-40093471
Buchbeschreibung 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. 2nd. Paperback. Australia. During the 38 years the school in Molong was open, thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge to solve the .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 384 pages. 0.300. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9781741666144
Buchbeschreibung 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. 2nd. Paperback. Australia. During the 38 years the school in Molong was open, thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge to solve the problem of ch.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 384 pages. 0.300. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9781741666144
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002466893
Buchbeschreibung Random House, Sydney, 2008. Stiff Wrappers. Buchzustand: Very Good+. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Bw Plts, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007058
Buchbeschreibung William Heinemann, 2008. Buchzustand: Very Good. 2nd. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP63477937
Buchbeschreibung William Heinemann, Sydney, NSW, 2008. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Brand New. 1st Edition. B/W Plts., Notes, Index. 'A heartbreaker you can't put down, a calmly narrated and impeccably researched tale of children from poor British families transported to Australia not in the eighteenth but in the twentieth century.' Size: Octavo. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000046
Buchbeschreibung William Heinemann, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021741666147
Buchbeschreibung William Heinemann, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P011741666147
Buchbeschreibung William Heinemann, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111741666147