Monday, June 11, 2012

Oranges and Sunshine

Oranges and Sunshine - DVD (2010)

After a tasty dinner of mashed potatoes, broccoli, carrots and Pork steak, me and my bloated tummy needed to rest up on the couch.  TV was a bit on the dire side, so I had got a couple of DVDs out to watch.

It is based on the true life story set in the 80s of an English social worker Margaret Humphreys, who is asked to look for some missing  family for adults, who as children were sent out to Australia.  Looking into the cases she discovers that thousands of children from childrens homes were told that their parents had died, and they were sent on boats to be placed in childrens homes in Australia, and often abused and neglected.

It was the work of Margaret and her charity that finally resulted in a apologies from the UK and Australian governments to the child migrants.  I had read many of the articles about this case, and would be keen at some stage to read her book.  The movie was a bit dry, and I felt myslef being a bit distracted while watching it.


1 comment:

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