Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children

By: Ashton, Paul and Wilson, Jacqueline Z. [Edited by]

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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.

Title: Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children

Author Name: Ashton, Paul and Wilson, Jacqueline Z. [Edited by]

Categories: Aust-History,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2014

ISBN Number: 1925003787

ISBN Number 13: 9781925003789

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: ID287249

Keywords: aboriginal history Australian history Child Migrants Domestic Violence new book Social History,