Sending agency was the name given to the organisation responsible for arranging the migration of children to Australia from the United Kingdom or Malta. The term is used mostly for post-World War Two migration, but includes some organisations who sent children to Australia before that time.
Sources used to compile this entry: Senate Community Affairs References Committee Secretariat, Parliament of Australia, Lost Innocents: righting the record - report on child migration, Commonwealth of Australia, 30 August 2001, http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/completed_inquiries/1999-02/child_migrat/report/index.htm.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 21 September 2012, Last modified: 13 February 2018