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Western Australia - Event

Apology to Former Child Migrants by the Parliament of Western Australia (13 August 1998)

  • Child migrant memorial, Fremantle

    Child migrant memorial, Fremantle, 2006, courtesy of Australian National Maritime Museum and National Museums Liverpool 2010.
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From
13 August 1998
To
13 August 1998

On 13 August 1998, the Parliament of Western Australia passed a motion to apologise to former child migrants 'for the past policies that led to their forced migration and the subsequent maltreatment so many experienced, and express deep regret at the hurt and distress that this caused.' Many members of Parliament spoke in support of this motion.

Publications

Books

  • Gill, Alan, Orphans of the empire : the shocking story of child migration to Australia, Millenium Books, Alexandria, NSW, 1997. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Child migrant memorial, Fremantle
Title
Child migrant memorial, Fremantle
Type
Image
Date
2006
Publisher
Australian National Maritime Museum and National Museums Liverpool 2010

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Gill, Alan, Orphans of the empire : the shocking story of child migration to Australia, Millenium Books, Alexandria, NSW, 1997; Legislative Assembly, 'Former Child Migrants Statement by Minister for Family and Children's Services', in Parliament of Western Australia website, Parliament of Western Australia, 13 August 1998, http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/hansard/hans35.nsf/3e8095c2de81a3b048256c6b002e9930/220f4130def869ad4825668f0028ce8f?OpenDocument.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser