Orphans of the Queen

by STARKE, Ruth

Australian: Yes
Published: 2004 by Lothian
Level: Middle Years (6-9)

Historical

Two orphan children are sent to Australia in the 1950's. Their unexpected separation at Perth leave Hilly searching for ways to get back to her brother. She is sent to the infamous Goodwood orphanage where she is subjected to all sorts of physical and mental anguish, but through it all remains constant to her reunion. The Queen's visit to Adelaide in 1954 gives her the occasion she needs.

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