Empty Cradles Oranges and Sunshine


Author: Margaret Humphreys

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446464466

Category: History

Page: 400

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In 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham social worker, investigated a woman's claim that, aged four, she had been put on a boat to Australia by the British government. At first incredulous, Margaret discovered that this was just the tip of an enormous iceberg. Up to 150,000 children, some as young as three years old, had been deported from children's homes in Britain and shipped off to a 'new life' in distant parts of the Empire, right up until as recently as 1970. 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.

Empty Cradles

In 2011 Empty cradles was published to tie in with a film with the title: Sunshine and oranges.

Author: Margaret Humphreys


ISBN: 9781863406215

Category: Australia

Page: 451

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In 2011 Empty cradles was published to tie in with a film with the title: Sunshine and oranges.

Extinguished Hope

This is a short and terribly sad story that all Australians should know and understand.

Author: Kendra Bell-Hayes

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781320506335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

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This is one man's horrific story highlighting the abuse of children in care, a highly personal account of the horrors originally described by Margaret Humphrey's in Oranges and Sunshine: Empty Cradles. From witnessing his father's tragic accident Michael's world descends into a nightmare. Experience Bindoon Boy's School through the eyes of the child who cannot escape the scars left by his tormentors. All he desires is to be believed.

Decolonizing Trauma Studies Trauma and Postcolonialism

Oranges and Sunshine was based on Margaret Humphreys' moving memoir, originally entitled Empty Cradles (1994) but later re-titled Oranges and Sunshine after ...

Author: Sonya Andermahr

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3038421952

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism" that was published in Humanities

Child Welfare

... families affected, read Oranges and Sunshine (originally titled Empty Cradles) by Margaret Humphreys or watch the 2010 motion picture by the same name.

Author: Kathryn Krase

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131543699X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Child Welfare: Preparing Social Workers for Practice in the Field is a comprehensive text for child welfare courses taught from a social work perspective. This textbook provides a single source for all material necessary for a contextual child welfare course. As well as combining history, theory, and practice, the authors integrate different practice perspectives to teach social workers how to engage children and families at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Covering both broad issues, such as child welfare, child maltreatment, and responses to child maltreatment, and current issues in social care, including mandated reporting and evidence-based policy prevention and preservation, the material is designed to meet the needs of social work students entering the child welfare workforce. Child Welfare provides students in social work courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with a single source for all material necessary to successfully navigate their studies and careers.

The Hidden Jane Austen

5 Margaret Humphreys, Oranges and Sunshine (originally published as Empty Cradles in 1994), London: Corgi Books, 2011. 'The child-migrant schemes were ...

Author: John Wiltshire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113995282X

Category: Literary Criticism


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In this major study, leading Austen scholar John Wiltshire offers new interpretations of Jane Austen's six novels, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1816), Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (1818). Much recent criticism of Austen has concentrated on the social, historical and intellectual context of her work, but Wiltshire turns attention back to Austen's prose techniques. Arguing that each of Austen's works has its own distinct focus and underlying agenda, he shows how Austen's interest in psychology, and especially her treatment of attention and the various forms of memory, helped shape her narratives. Through a series of compelling close readings of key passages in each novel, Wiltshire underscores Austen's unique ability to penetrate the hidden inner motives and impulses of her characters, and reveals some of the secrets of her narrative art.

Empire s Children

29 See, for instance, the portrayal of family reunions in the recent feature film Oranges and Sunshine, based on Humphreys' Empty Cradles: Jim Loach, dir., ...

Author: Ellen Boucher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107783062

Category: History


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Between 1869 and 1967, government-funded British charities sent nearly 100,000 British children to start new lives in the settler empire. This pioneering study tells the story of the rise and fall of child emigration to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Southern Rhodesia. In the mid-Victorian period, the book reveals, the concept of a global British race had a profound impact on the practice of charity work, the evolution of child welfare, and the experiences of poor children. During the twentieth century, however, rising nationalism in the dominions, alongside the emergence of new, psychological theories of child welfare, eroded faith in the 'British world' and brought child emigration into question. Combining archival sources with original oral histories, Empire's Children not only explores the powerful influence of empire on child-centered social policy, it also uncovers how the lives of ordinary children and families were forever transformed by imperial forces and settler nationalism.

Remembering Migration

Oranges and Sunshine. London: Corgi Books, 2011 (first published as Empty Cradles: One Woman's Fight to Uncover Britain's Most Shameful Secret.

Author: Kate Darian-Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030177513

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

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This book provides the first comprehensive study of diverse migrant memories and what they mean for Australia in the twenty-first century. Drawing on rich case studies, it captures the changing political and cultural dimensions of migration memories as they are negotiated and commemorated by individuals, communities and the nation. Remembering Migration is divided into two sections, the first on oral histories and the second examining the complexity of migrant heritage, and the sources and genres of memory writing. The focused and thematic analysis in the book explores how these histories are re-remembered in private and public spaces, including museum exhibitions, heritage sites and the media. Written by leading and emerging scholars, the collected essays explore how memories of global migration across generations contribute to the ever-changing social and cultural fabric of Australia and its place in the world.

Uncommon Wealths in Postcolonial Fiction

14 Margaret Humphreys, Empty Cradles (1994; London: Corgi, 1995): 80. ... In 2010 Humphrey's Empty Cradles was made into a film, Oranges and Sunshine, ...

Author: Helga Ramsey-Kurz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004359583

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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The essays collected in Uncommon Wealths in Postcolonial Fiction “follow the money” to illuminate literature’s keen awareness of the multiple and often conflicting meanings of wealth and commons in formerly colonized spaces.

The Child in Society

Humphreys, M. (1994) Empty Cradles. London: Doubleday (reprinted 2011 as Oranges and Sunshine, London: Corgi). Humphries, J. (2010) Childhood and Child ...

Author: Hazel R Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473911664

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The child has a very special place in society, and society defines and shapes childhood. Understanding childhood is essential to early years students and this book offers a great introduction. Taking a thematic approach, chapters cover: Historical and Cultural Perspectives Policy and Economic Perspectives Psychological and Biological Perspectives Contemporary Views. Each chapter prompts you to reflect on core issues and interrogate your practice and attitudes towards children in your care. This fantastic foundation will help you to begin to understand the relationship between the child and society. Visit https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-child-in-society/book240119#resources for free access to a selection of SAGE Journal Articles related to key topics in the book.

Supporting Adult Care Leavers

47The account of her experiences is told in her book, Margaret Humphreys, Empty Cradles, Doubleday, London, 1994, and the film Oranges and Sunshine, ...

Author: Suellen Murray

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447313631

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 284

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Growing up in care is not just a part of childhood, but can have ongoing impacts across a person's life. Organised thematically to allow comparison of different initiatives, this book considers the range of responses to adult care-leavers in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. Initiatives examined include public inquiries, acknowledgements, redress schemes, specialist support services, and access to personal records and family reunification programs. Featuring detailed case studies, this is an excellent international source book for practitioners and policy makers in social work and social care.

The Social Worker Speaks

Her tale is well known, the subject ofa sympathetic feature film Oranges and Sunshine (Loach 2011),as well as her own book Empty Cradles (1994).

Author: David Michael Burnham

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409436381

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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Since the war, histories of social work have concentrated on practice theory and methods, developments instigated by legislation, university training and professional status, but there has been little attention paid to who social workers were, what they believed, what they actually did, and what they thought of what they did. If part of the aim of this book is to remedy this partial coverage, another aim is to offer a more human history of social workers. There is too little celebration or humour in what has been published about the history of social workers; The Social Worker Speaks deliberately includes stories of how social workers behaved, their frustrations and triumphs, passions and occasional sins. So this is deliberately not a history of social work, but a history of social workers - the first of its kind.

Adoption What You Should Know

Empty Cradles "It is proposed that the Commonwealth seek out in Britain and Europe, ... and the movie based on the book, Oranges and Sunshine, showcase the ...

Author: Adoption Truth & Transparency

Publisher: Adoption Truth & Transparency


Category: Education


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This book reveals the rare and often silenced voices hidden inside the backstreets of international adoption. The research offers the data you need to know in order to make an informed decision before paying the non-refundable fees to adopt a child. The main movements of children are organized into four sections and referred to as Orphan Ships (Europe), Orphan Trains (America), Orphan Planes (Asia), and Orphan Trafficking (Africa). Learn how the child movement began, spread, and why some domestic and international adult-adoptees are against the practice today. Know more about the history and the industry than the professionals in the field. Adoption: What You Should Know might convince you to think twice before transferring funds to the adoption facilitator—and being cautious could be a good thing! The information inside could save you up to $75,000 in private hidden fees. This book is on its way to protect local, global, indigenous, and even the most wealthy families among us. Sometimes we need to scrutinize agencies—instead of immediately trusting them. It's when we do so that we can save ourselves a lot of the heartache of potentially adopting a child that has a living family or was even kidnapped by adoption traffickers. Some overseas adult adoptees, like the author, were unknowingly at risk of being deported to a birth nation they knew nothing about. Others have been deported as adults! The adoption industry is changing rapidly from country to country: Russia and Ethiopia, the two most popular countries to adopt from, closed their doors within the last decade. Due to adoption scams, Europe has also made some decisions based on private findings. This book gives you a birdseye's view on the practice, beginning from Europe’s mass child movements of the 1600s to today’s child trafficking methods that have taken place in Africa and Asia. It’s up to responsible considerate human beings (all of us) to decide if we want to listen and consider the voices of “the other side” in the effort to preserve families. Young adoptive parent applicants of today should be informed of all sides of the issue—not just exposed to agency advertising campaigns, which avoid some of the pitfalls of the practice. Because of social media, the culture of adoption is rapidly changing. According to a 2019 preliminary poll, 100% of all adult adoptee respondents agreed with the statement that they should have a right to look for their birth family if they so wish. Permanently severing children from their family ties should be the last resort. Instead, processing children to foreign territories has become expedited and for a profit. Now that it's been around four hundred years since the movement was built on draconian attitudes and antiquated beliefs, isn't it time to take the magnifying glass and inspect the entities that have made the most money from the movement? The unconventional views revealed inside this book have been called mind-blowing by fellow adoptee-rights activists. A rare whistleblowing history book determined to protect United States citizens and vulnerable third-world nations against adoption scams and the profitable business of falsely advertising children from living families as if "orphaned." The author invited a few guest adoptees and mothers-of-loss to contribute but had no say on what they wrote. Some guests are sad, devastated, and might sound negative, but their stories are worth being read to protect families and individuals from unnecessary separations. *NOTE: The textbook version is titled: Adoption History 101: An Orphan's Research

History Geography and Civics

Empty cradles. London: Corgi Books.This is a darker read that ... The movie version is Oranges and sunshine. The Olympics sometimes generate inspiring songs ...

Author: John Buchanan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107471656

Category: Education

Page: 300

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History, Geography and Civics provides an in-depth and engaging introduction to teaching and learning socio-environmental education from F-6 in Australia and New Zealand. It explores the centrality of socio-environmental issues to all aspects of life and education and makes explicit links between pedagogical theories and classroom activities. Part I introduces readers to teaching and learning history, geography and environmental studies, and civics and citizenship, as well as issues in intercultural and global education. Part II explores the use of media and sources, values and attitudes, assessment and creative teaching. Each chapter provides links to the Australian Curriculum, including cross-curriculum priorities: sustainability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, and Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia. History, Geography and Civics encourages the reader to consider their own beliefs, values and attitudes in relation to their teaching and includes provocations and reflective questions to foster discussion and engagement.

The Lost Child in Literature and Culture

... that it was a land of 'oranges and sunshine' (which was used as the title for Jim Loach's film of Margaret Humphreys's autobiography Empty Cradles).

Author: Mark Froud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137584955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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This book is an extensive study of the figure of the lost child in English-speaking and European literature and culture. It argues that the lost child figure is of profound importance for our society, a symptom as well as a cause of deep trauma. This trauma, or void, is a fundamental disruption of the structures that define us: self, history, and even language. This puts the figure of the child in context with previous research that the modern conception of ‘a child’ was formed alongside modern conceptions of memory. The book analyses the representation of the lost child, through fairy tales, historical oppression and in recent novels and films. The book then studies the connection of the lost child figure with the uncanny and its centrality to language. The book considers the lost child figure as an archetype on a metaphysical and philosophical level as well as cultural.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2013

Oranges and Sunshine blame and then to take it. ... Screenplay by Rona Munro, based on the book Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys.

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449423442

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 800

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Along with interviews, essays, tributes, journal entries, and QandAs from "Questions for the Movie Answer Man" inside Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2013. It includes every movie review Ebert has written from January 2010 to July 2012. Also included are in-depth interviews with newsmakers and celebrities, tributes to those in the film industry who have passed away recently, essays on the Oscars, reports from the Cannes Film Festival, and entries into Ebert's Little Movie Glossary

There s No Place Like Home

Leo Charney (1998), Empty Moments: Cinema, Modernity and Drift, ... The film Oranges and Sunshine (Loach, 2010) was based on her experience and those adult ...

Author: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838609695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2018 The Wizard of Oz brought many now-iconic tropes into popular culture: the yellow brick road, ruby slippers and Oz. But this book begins with Dorothy and her legacy as an archetypal touchstone in cinema for the child journeying far from home. In There's No Place Like Home, distinguished film scholar Stephanie Hemelryk Donald offers a fresh interpretation of the migrant child as a recurring figure in world cinema. Displaced or placeless children, and the idea of childhood itself, are vehicles to examine migration and cosmopolitanism in films such as Le Ballon Rouge, Little Moth and Le Havre. Surveying fictional and documentary film from the post-war years until today, the author shows how the child is a guide to themes of place, self and being in world cinema.

Harper s Weekly

“ It expected from a young lady who could not un- other in their cradles , I believe , " answered Cap- of the Forest . ... and looked at the golden oranges of a mild ecstasy , and the duchess swept onward , be in love with his cousin's ...






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The Youth s Companion

awoke in the morning to warmth and sunshine , what does he get for his kindness ? ... afterwards , as he stood before the empty frame . just as in the old days , and his occasional wanted that Drex should have no chance to re- The pawn ...

Author: Nathaniel Willis



Category: Children's periodicals


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Includes music.

Youth s Companion

awoke in the morning to warmth and sunshine , what does he get for his kindness ? ... afterwards , as he stood before the empty frame . just as in the old days , and his occasional wanted that Drex should have no chance to reThe pawn ...






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