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John Moss Report on Child Migration - Implementation of Recommendations, National Archives of Australia

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‘John Moss Report on Child Migration – Implementation of Recommendations’ is a file held by the National Archives of Australia. The file documents the responses from Children’s Homes, State child welfare authorities, sending and receiving agencies to recommendations made by Mr John Moss CBE a ‘UK Child Expert’ who worked for the Home Office in Britain. Moss visited Australia and New Zealand and examined the Homes and support systems for child migrants from Britain.

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Information in the file, ‘John Moss Report on Child Migration – Implementation of Recommendations’ refers to the following matters:

  • Mixed sex institutions
  • Registration a new name for British migrant children who were adopted by Australians
  • Including Australian-born children in Homes with British child migrants
  • Type of ‘case histories’ that came with the children from Britain
  • Health examinations

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