• Oral History

Ken Pound interviewed by Gwenda Davey in the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants oral history project

Publication Resource Details

  • Publication Date

    29 November 2010 - 13 December 2010

  • Publisher

    National Library of Australia

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  • Description

    In this interview Ken Pound discusses growing up in children's homes in England before being sent to Australia as a child migrant. On arriving in Perth he spend time at Swan Homes and the Padbury Boys Farm School, and later at the Salvation Army's Withnell House. He then became a youth worker with the Salvation Army and worked in Victoria at the St Agnes' Girls' Home, Glenroy, and then at St Paul's Boys' Home in Newhaven. Ken also discusses the loss of custody of his children, who were subsequently sent to the Allambie Reception Centre and a children's home at Black Rock. He also discusses making contact with his half-brother through the Child Migrants Trust.

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