BBC News | World: Asia-Pacific | Oranges and Sunshine

"Of all the stories that I have covered in Australia, few have been as moving or enraging as the treatment of the British child migrants.
(Nick Bryant, New York correspondent)

        Many of the children were told a life of           adventure awaited them in Australia

        Many of the children were told a life of
          adventure awaited them in Australia

It was also the story where I probably came closest to crossing the line that separates journalism from advocacy. At the time, victims were pressing for an apology from the British government, which ultimately came to be delivered by the then prime minister, Gordon Brown, in February last year.

Yet how could one not be angered by the treatment of more than 150,000 children who were forcibly relocated from Britain to corners of its empire and commonwealth - a practice that continued until the late 1960s? More than 7,000 children were shipped to Australia, and many were tricked into thinking they were embarking on a life of adventure and abundance"... 

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