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'We were treated as slave labour'


The prime minister is expected to make a formal apology in the Commons to the thousands of people sent abroad as child migrants in the first half of the last century. Under a policy which lasted until the 1960s, children from orphanages and poor homes were sent to remote farm schools, many of them in Australia. Reporter Sanchia Berg spoke to Bill Malone, who had been at one of the worst schools - Bindoon in western Australia - and who has returned to London to hear Gordon Brown's apology. Sanchia took him back to his English school, St George's School in Enfield, which he Bill had left at the age of nine.

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