An imperial investment

The fight for abused children at Fairbridge
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May 2022, no. 442
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Reckoning: The forgotten children and their quest for justice by David Hill

William Heinemann, $34.99 pb, 360 pp

An imperial investment

The fight for abused children at Fairbridge
by
May 2022, no. 442

In 1959, David Hill, aged twelve, left England and sailed on the Strathaird to Australia with two of his three brothers. Like thousands of children before them the Hill boys were bound for a Fairbridge farm school. Like thousands of children before them, they had come from a poor background, with a struggling single mother who believed that Fairbridge would give her boys a better education and greater opportunities in life than she possibly could.

Jacqueline Kent reviews 'Reckoning: The forgotten children and their quest for justice' by David Hill

Reckoning: The forgotten children and their quest for justice

by David Hill

William Heinemann, $34.99 pb, 360 pp

Buy this book

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