• Archival Collection

Child Migrants Oral History Project

To access these records

Please contact a Librarian at Reader Services, National Library of Australia:

Postal address: National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6262 1266

Website: http://www.nla.gov.au/askalibrarian/

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: National Library of Australia Bib ID, 2314410

Records Location


The Child Migrants Oral History Project is an archival collection at the National Library of Australia. It comprises 10 interviews by Rob Willis with former child migrants who spent time in institutions in Western Australia and in New South Wales.

Access Conditions

Access conditions vary for different interviews. Some are available to be listened to online.


The interviews in Child Migrants Oral History Project arose from interviewer Rob Willis’s involvement with the Bringing Them Home Oral History Project.

In this collection, there are interviews with people who spent time at Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra, and at Bindoon.

There are also interviews about Homes in New South Wales: Lynda Craig talks about Fairbridge Farm School, Molong; Margaret Gallagher talks about Dr Barnardo’s Girls’ Home, Burwood; and Lynette Davison talks about Dr Barnardo’s Girls’ Home, Burwood and Green Wood, in Normanshurst.

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