Empty Cradles (Oranges and Sunshine) (Anglais) Broché – 17 mars 2011
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"The secrets of the lost children of Britain may never have been revealed if it had not been for [the actions of] Margaret Humphreys." (Sunday Times)
"A modern Florence Nightingale." (Sydney Morning Herald)
"A truly astonishing, haunting, real-life detective story." (She (Australia))
"Brought tears to my eyes. It is impossible to read...without thinking "These could be my parents. These could be my children."...Despite the sadness and anger at its centre, hope remains the principle message of this remarkable book." (The Times)
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Many were told that their parents were dead, and parents were told that their children had been adopted. In fact, for many children it was to be a life of horrendous physical and sexual abuse far away from everything they knew. Margaret and her team reunited thousands of families before it was too late, brought authorities to account, and worldwide attention to an outrageous miscarriage of justice.
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Margaret, undaunted by possible repercussions from the collusion of the governments involved, tells our story with heartbreaking compassion. Thanks to her tremendous efforts, some of us now will meet family we never knew we had.
For all who are concerned with humanity, with simple human dignity, this book should not be omitted from your reading list.
Should be on history curricula in both countries. politicians should be required to read it before they can represent their constituents. It should be read alongside 'Bringing Them Home' about the Aboriginal stolen children, forecably removed from their families also well in to the 20th century. As a nation we will reach genuine maturity when we acknowledge and take on board some of the more unpleasant aspects of our shared history.
It was a closing of a chapter for me and my three adult children. My husband was killed in a mine accident in 1997. So never got to know that he had family in Ireland and the U.K. It was a cruel and unforgiveable crime on both the British and Aust government. His files were stamped not to be released until 2025. By that time most would have passed on and never known about their true families. We were able to start out search in earnest in 1997.(Thanks to the freedom of information act) It took 10 years of searching for the truth. Now my children know were there father came from and to know their own roots.
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