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Re: A RootsChat Database for British Home Children in Australia
« Reply #9 on: Friday 15 May 15 16:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Debra,
         Karen beat me to it, so that's both of us Data Co-ordinators accounted for!  ;D

Thanks for those links. Great stuff and just what we need. Perhaps you should repeat the search one in a post to Australia Resources, assuming I've not missed one there already.

I had a good read of the document re the Benalla. As Karen says it's very good reading. From our point of view there is only one page (p.44 of 48) of major interest - the list of 40/41 Barnardo's Boys. It states 40 in several places in the document but there are 41 names on the list. The odd one is top of the list, a 9 yr old when all the rest are 14+. I'm puzzled by the frequent use of the term 'Nominee' which also applies to the 9yr old. but I'll put that query in a separate post.

Of that list of Benalla passengers 28 of the 41 Barnardo's Boys are already on the database so I feel the need to complete the task.

For other readers' benefit, anyone can transcribe such lists of Home Children (or as you might recognise them better, Child Migrants.) The only thing we ask is that you check the names against the database to avoid duplicate entries. The best way is to use Advanced Search and look for the ship, year and month only. Days of arrival sometimes vary with port of landing.

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Glamorgan - Carpenter, Chamberlain, Ellis, Watkins, Rees, Bevan
Wiltshire - Carpenter, Chamberlain, Ellis, Merrett
Essex - Burdon, Taylor, Menzies
Canada - Burdon, Parkinson
Australia - Carpenter, Burdon

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Re: A RootsChat Database for British Home Children in Australia
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 05 September 15 14:55 BST (UK) »
If you get the chance to get to Liverpool, England before the 4th of October 2015 there is a very interesting exhibition at the Liverpool Maritime Museum called "On Their Own", I went to see it yesterday and it was really moving.


http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/exhibitions/child-migrants/
Williams, Owens, Pritchard, Povall, Banks, Brown.

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