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Karmsley Hills (1947 - 1971)

  • Immigration - Child migration schemes - Big Brother Movement farm near Liverpool, New South Wales

    Immigration - Child migration schemes - Big Brother Movement farm near Liverpool, New South Wales, 1959, courtesy of National Archives of Australia.
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From
1947
To
1971
Categories
Farm School and Home
Alternative Names
  • Big Brother Movement War Memorial Training Farm (also known as)
  • Calmsley Hills (also known as)

Karmsley Hills was a training farm for youth migrants that was established by the Big Brother Movement at Bossley Park, near Liverpool, in 1947. Between 1947 and 1971 nearly 4000 young British migrants passed through this establishment. It closed in 1971.

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The Big Brother Movement purchased Karmsley Hills, which was a 600 acre property, for £15,000 and it was dedicated as a memorial to the little brothers who lost their lives in World War II.

Location

1947 - 1971
Location - Karmsley Hills was situated off Cowpasture Road, Bossley Park (near Liverpool). Location: Bossley Park

Run By

  • Big Brother Movement (1925 - )

    Big Brother Movement provided temporary accommodation at Karmsley Park before youth migrants went to work placements on farms.

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Immigration - Child migration schemes - Big Brother Movement farm near Liverpool, New South Wales
Title
Immigration - Child migration schemes - Big Brother Movement farm near Liverpool, New South Wales
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Date
1959
Source
National Archives of Australia

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Sources used to compile this entry: On Their Own: Britain's Child Migrants, Australian National Maritime Museum and National Museums Liverpool, 2010, http://otoweb.cloudapp.net/new-lands-new-lives/youth-migration/index.html; 'Gunning House', in Big Brother Movement Ltd Youth Support, BBM Ltd Youth Support, 2012, https://www.bbm.asn.au/big-brother-movement/gunning-house/; 'Our Heritage', in Big Brother Movement Ltd Youth Support, BBM Ltd Youth Support, 2012, http://www.bbm.asn.au/bbm-youth-support/big-brother-movement/.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry