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The Church of England Advisory Council of Empire Settlement and Post-War Child Migration to Australia

Lynch, Gordon (2020) The Church of England Advisory Council of Empire Settlement and Post-War Child Migration to Australia. Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 71 (4). pp. 798-826. ISSN 0022-0469. (doi:10.1017/S0022046920000081) (KAR id:79796)

Abstract

Between 1947 and 1965, 408 children were migrated to Australia under the auspices of the Church of England Advisory Council of Empire Settlement and its successor bodies. Situating this work in wider policy contexts, the article examines how the Council involved itself in this work with support

from some senior clergy and laity despite being poorly resourced to do so. Noting the Council’s failure to maintain standards expected of this work by the Home Office and child-care professionals, the article considers factors underlying this which both reflected wider tensions over child migration

in the post-war period as well as those specific to the Council.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0022046920000081
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Jacqueline Martlew
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2020 11:22 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/79796 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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