Archive for November, 2021

Historical Events

Matron Emily White (left) and the Irish boys in England, 1922 - about to leave England for Australia  (Courtesy Margaret Widders)

The Ballyconree orphans in Australia

Between 1910 and 1970, through various child migration schemes operated by charitable and religious institutions with government support, about 7000 young Britons came or were sent to Australia. This article sheds light on the unique case of 22 Irish boys who were displaced from a Connemara orphanage in June 1922 during the Irish civil war.

November 26, 2021 × 1 comment