The Overseas Children's Reception Committee administered the Overseas Children's Scheme which brought British child evacuees to Tasmania during World War Two so that they could escape the bombing.
By 1940, the Committee was responsible for 25 British children who had arrived in Tasmania in October 1940. Under a system similar to foster care, the children were placed in private homes.
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: 3 March 2014, Last modified: 19 March 2014