A child evacuee had been removed from his or her home in Britain during World War Two in order to escape the air raids.
In 1940, 25 children left Britain to live in Tasmania for the duration of the war. Under the auspices of the Social Services and Children of the State Department, an Overseas Children's Reception Committee found homes for the children and monitored their care. By 1944, eight children were employed and one had joined the Australian Imperial Forces. The rest remained at school.
Sources used to compile this entry: Social Services and Children of the State Department: Report for the year ended 1943-44, Social Services and Children of the State Department, Hobart, 1944.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 8 December 2011, Last modified: 8 February 2019