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Calls for a judicial inquiry into abuse of British child migrants in UK and Australian institutions

The founder of the Child Migrants Trust has welcomed calls for a full judicial inquiry following an investigation by The Times newspaper that has uncovered evidence that some of the 6,000 to 7,000 children sent to Australia were sexually and physically abused in British institutions before facing further abuse in Australia. 9 more words

Dancing with Spiders

     During my teaching career I loved to interweave subjects like nature study with classic literature. It helped fire young imagination, brought forth lively class participation and therefore added new dimensions and tangible synergy to what I was teaching my pupils. 1,536 more words

True Rhodesian Adventures

Reminder of 'That Other Place'

If perchance you read my last post, a poetic effort, you would have understood that I was writing on the reality of being in place far removed from that where I grew up: that ‘other place’ of both heart and of ancestral importance, principally because it is where my parents both lived and died. 1,036 more words


Throwback Thursdays : Sept 1973

Sooo .. here’s another from way-back-when  …

..   and then there were three :  Our family was growing .. Jeanette was born in 1972.  Here she is at aged 15 mths in 1973 when we were still living in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)  …. 64 more words


Bubye Kitty

 A true story from the 70’s


Mummy, are we nearly there?

     No, my darling, but we hope we will be. In about two days’ time! … 1,809 more words

David Goelst

Cecil Rhodes and British expansionism

This is the first of a series about Rhodesia.

“I contend that we are the first race in the world, and that the more of the world we inhabit the better off it is for the human race.”*—Cecil Rhodes… 979 more words


George Bowley's Son of the Empire Released Next Week

“Son of the Empire” A biography of forced child migration – out soon from Penrose Publishing