Reflection, remembering and reunion
The last official child migrant party travelled to Australia by air in 1967.
With changes to child welfare practice in the UK and improvements in living standards, fewer children were available for migration. The schemes to Australia ended and the institutions began to close from the 1970s.
For former child migrants the legacy of their experience remains. Many have struggled, not only due to the hardships and abuse they endured, but also because they were torn from their homeland and lost their identities. Others were lucky enough to find fulfillment in their lives.
Regardless of their experiences many former child migrants and their descendants value their history and work hard to preserve it.