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Ordeal of the UK's child migrants
In so doing, he will recognise, on
behalf of the Australian government,
the ongoing suffering of some 500,000
people held in orphanages or children's
homes between 1930 and 1970.
At the same time, Mr Rudd will also say
sorry to some 7,000 child migrants from
Britain who live still in Australia -
castaways of the empire.
The Australian government viewed them
as ideal young immigrants - a popular
slogan at the time was "the child, the
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