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The first post-war child migrants arrive in Australia (1947)

  • First taste of Australian milk

    First taste of Australian milk, 1947
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From
1947
To
1947

In June 1947, a group of 170 children from Britain arrived in Fremantle on the Asturias. They were the first child migrants from Britain to arrive in Australia in the post-war period. The first child migrants from Malta arrived in 1950 - a total of 280 Maltese children came to Australia in the post-war period. In total, around 4,000 child migrants were 'received' by Australia during the post-war phase, which ended in the late 1960s.

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Online Resources

  • First taste of Australian milk, The West Australian, 20 June 1947, 18 pp, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46320177. Details
  • Coldrey, Barry, Good British stock: child and youth migration to Australia, This is a research guide published by the National Archives of Australia. It contains detailed historical information about Australia's immigration policy and child and youth migration to Australia. It also has information about relevant archival records in Australia and overseas relating to child and youth migration. Specifically, the Guide provides details of the relevant records regarding British and Maltese children, and children migrated through the Polish Jewish Relief Fund. See Chapter 3 for the records held by National Archives of Australia. See Appendix 4 for records held elsewhere, National Archives of Australia, 1999, http://guides.naa.gov.au/good-british-stock/index.aspx. Details
  • Rosemary Francis and Debra Rosser, 'Child and Youth Migration (1913 - 1968)', in Find & Connect web resource, 2011, http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/ref/wa/biogs/WE00473b.htm. Details

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First taste of Australian milk
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First taste of Australian milk
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1947

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Sources used to compile this entry: Coldrey, Barry, Good British stock: child and youth migration to Australia, This is a research guide published by the National Archives of Australia. It contains detailed historical information about Australia's immigration policy and child and youth migration to Australia. It also has information about relevant archival records in Australia and overseas relating to child and youth migration. Specifically, the Guide provides details of the relevant records regarding British and Maltese children, and children migrated through the Polish Jewish Relief Fund. See Chapter 3 for the records held by National Archives of Australia. See Appendix 4 for records held elsewhere, National Archives of Australia, 1999, http://guides.naa.gov.au/good-british-stock/index.aspx.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill