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Monday, November 16, 2009

Child Labor........1950

FILE -  Oct. 6 1950 b/w file photo of 10 year old twins Brian ...
Oct. 6 1950 photo of 10 year old twins Brian Thomas Sullivan and Kevin James Sullivan from Islington, London, who carry their luggage to the boat train 'Rangitoto' as they leave Liverpool Street station in London bound for Auckland, New Zealand. Britain and Australia are saying sorry to thousands of British children who were promised a better life overseas, only to suffer abuse and neglect thousands of miles from home. The British government said Sunday that Prime Minister Gordon Brown will apologize for 20th-century child migrant programs that saw thousands of poor British children sent to Australia, Canada and other former colonies until the 1960s. Many ended up in institutions or were sent to work as farm laborers.