When you think child migrants of World War II, you are probably thinking of the children who were shipped out of the major cities during the Blitz or the Jewish children who were smuggled out of Germany, but today I want to tell you about a different group of children, children who were often lied t
Publish Date: Jun 10, 2021
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When you think child migrants of World War II, you are probably thinking of the children who were shipped out of the major cities during the Blitz or the Jewish children who were smuggled out of Germany, but today I want to tell you about a different group of children, children who were often lied to about their parents being dead and were shipped off to the other side of the world to endure a childhood of punishing labour and a life devoid of both education and love. If you would like to support the podcast, you and Buy Me a CoffeeListen to the lyric video for Suitcase Full of Lies on YouTubeThese Od Bones and Shadow of a Shark are now available on Spotify and all of your music streaming services.Find the transcript at the History Detective Podcast Website. Reflection Questions:What motive might the post WWII Australia government have for allowing orphan children to immigrate to Australia without taking any financial responsibility for them?Explain how the charity organisations might benefit from taking in these children?What might be the purpose of dehumanising the orphan children?Can you think of a motive that the orphanages might have for lying to the children about their parents dying?This episode is proudly sponsored by Amped Up Learning You can find classroom ready resources, games and decor for a huge range of subjects from Prep to Year 12. Accompanying teaching resources for this episode can be found on my Amped Up Learning StoreContact: Twitter @HistoryDetect, Instagram @HistoryDetective9, email firstname.lastname@example.orgHistory Detective WebsiteAll original music written and performed by Kelly Chase.