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Author Elizabeth Jolley and (younger) sister Madelaine Winifred in the garden, 1927 Monica Elizabeth Jolley AO (4 June 1923–13 February 2007) was an English-born award-winning writer who settled in Western Australia in the late 1950s.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip visiting some 30,000 excited school children gathered at Concord Park near Sydney to welcome their arrival to Australia. 15th February 1954. v@e.

Thousands of British children were shipped to Australia after World War II, only to be stripped of their identities, used as slave labour and abused. Years later, they still bare the scars of their savage treatment. English child migrants some of whom arrived in Australia. Photo: supplied

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Boys leaving Britain for Australia as part of the child migrant scheme