Ashton, Paul and Wilson, Jacqueline Z. [Edited by]
Title Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2014
1925003787 / 9781925003789
Seller ID ID287249
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 224 pages During the twentieth century in Australia more than half-a-million children grew up in 'out-of-home' care in over 800 institutions, including children's homes, foster homes, industrial schools and orphanages. A regime of mass institutionalisation was sanctioned by legislation and administered by either the state or by non-government bodies such as churches and welfare groups. Around 7,000 children were child migrants from Britain, Ireland and Malta; up to 50,000 were Indigenous 'Stolen' children and more than 450,000 were non-Indigenous children.