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The Leaving Of Liverpool

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The Leaving Of Liverpool




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"A dramatised account of England's child migrants "
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A powerful indictment of England's Child Migration Scheme of the 1950s and early 1960s in which hundreds of children were sent away to the colonies, where they found themselves as virtual slave labor open to all manner of abuse, cut off from their roots and for some even families whose consent for their migration was never sought. Told through the eyes of Bert and Lily two young migrants, in a hard hitting, well acted drama.


'…So compelling, so beautifully crafted, you view it with a mixture of anguish and wonderment…' (Phillip Adams, The Australian, 1992) Follow the journey of Bert and Lily, two English children uprooted from their beloved Liverpool dockside to a life of deprivation and extreme hardship in the alien environment of Australia in the years following World War I. This poignant and forceful saga uncovers the darker side of the Child Migration Schemes of the 1950s, which was largely swept under the carpet until this series was broadcast in 1992. The massive national and international social controversy that followed climaxed with real-life victims breaking the code of silence that had enclosed them for nearly half a century. As the top rating show of 1992, 'The Leaving of Liverpool' won numerous awards including the AFI Award for Most Outstanding Drama and Best Screenplay, TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Mini-Series and the Australian Humanitarian Award.
Release date Australia
June 2nd, 2005
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
  • Drama
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