Publication Date

2016

Abstract

The history of child welfare in Australia has been constructed within the context of empire, but the writing of British child-welfare history has paid little attention to Australia, noting only its role as a (complicit) destination for the last generation of child migrants, and, within studies of settler colonialism, its program of Indigenous child removal. This article brings these historiographies into a closer relationship, arguing that developments in the way in which child-welfare history has been written in the wake of Australian inquiries into historical abuse can inform similar inquiries now being undertaken in Britain.

Document Type

Open Access Journal Article

Access Rights

Open Access

Notes

Authors accepted manuscript. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in History Australia on 30 May 2016, available online:http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14490854.2016.1156212

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