BBC News | World: Asia-Pacific | Deported children seek justice

Theresa Whitfield was eight years old when she left Britain to begin a new life in Australia. She is now an adult, and hoping for compensation for the childhood she says was stolen from her.

She was one of thousands of British children who were deported to Australia by British charities after the Second World War, often under false pretences and without their parents knowing.
Many were abused, neglected or used as cheap labour by the Roman Catholic nuns to whom they were entrusted.

Some of their stories are now being heard by a delegation of British MPs who have travelled to Australia to investigate how the British government can help the deportees.

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