澳大利亚向曾经被虐待的儿童致歉
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Australia's PM Kevin Rudd has apologised to the hundreds of thousands of children who were abused or neglected in state care as children.

澳大利亚总理陆克文向数十万曾经在孤儿院中被虐待或者忽视的儿童道歉。

Many of the children were lied to about their parents being dead
Many of the children were lied to about their parents being dead

Mr Rudd said he was "deeply sorry" for the pain caused to the children and their extended families.

He said he hoped the national apology would help to "heal the pain" and be a turning point in Australian history.

Some 500,000 "forgotten Australians" were abused or neglected in orphanages1(孤儿院) and children's homes from 1930 to 1970.

The Canberra ceremony is being attended by hundreds of people forced to migrate when young.

Kevin Rudd is also offering an apology to child migrants taken from the UK to Australia after the war, often without their parents' consent(同意,许可).

On Sunday, the UK government said the British prime minister would apologise for the forced migration2 policy next year.

Mr Rudd recognised the mistreatment and ongoing3(前进的,进行的) suffering of some 500,000 people held in orphanages or children's homes between 1930 and 1970.

'Significant moment'

Under the Child Migrants Programme - which ended just 40 years ago - the UK sent poor children to a "better life" in Australia, Canada and elsewhere.

As they were compulsorily4(强迫地,强制地) shipped out of Britain, many of the children were told - wrongly - their parents were dead.

Many parents did not know their children, aged5 as young as three, had been sent to Australia.

Care agencies worked with the government to send disadvantaged children to a rosy6 future(锦绣前程) and supply what was deemed "good white stock(清汤)" to a former colony.

In many cases they were educated only for farm work, and suffered cruelty and hardship including physical, psychological and sexual abuse.

The founder7 of the Child Migrants Trust, Margaret Humphreys, has travelled from the UK to Canberra for Mr Rudd's apology.

She said: "The trust has campaigned for over 20 years for this kind and degree of recognition. For child migrants, of course, it has been all their lives and for their families.

"This is a moment - a significant moment - in the history of child migration. The recognition is vital if people are to recover."



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1 orphanages f2e1fd75c22306f9e35d6060bfbc7862     
孤儿院( orphanage的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • It is Rotarians running orphanages for children who have no homes. 扶轮社员们为没有家的孩子办孤儿院。
  • Through the years, she built churches, hospitals and orphanages. 许多年来,她盖了一间间的教堂、医院、育幼院。
2 migration mDpxj     
n.迁移,移居,(鸟类等的)迁徙
参考例句:
  • Swallows begin their migration south in autumn.燕子在秋季开始向南方迁移。
  • He described the vernal migration of birds in detail.他详细地描述了鸟的春季移居。
3 ongoing 6RvzT     
adj.进行中的,前进的
参考例句:
  • The problem is ongoing.这个问题尚未解决。
  • The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.报告中提出的问题与“关心老人”组织在这方面正在做的工作有直接的关系。
4 compulsorily c76179e73606ce5e113174ad26b197ed     
强迫地,强制地
参考例句:
  • Five of the company's senior managers have been made compulsorily redundant. 公司的高级经理中有5位已经被强制性地裁掉。
  • Imposing discharge fee is a compulsorily economic measure in environmental management. 排污收费是国家环境管理的重要经济手段,具有强制性。
5 aged 6zWzdI     
adj.年老的,陈年的
参考例句:
  • He had put on weight and aged a little.他胖了,也老点了。
  • He is aged,but his memory is still good.他已年老,然而记忆力还好。
6 rosy kDAy9     
adj.美好的,乐观的,玫瑰色的
参考例句:
  • She got a new job and her life looks rosy.她找到一份新工作,生活看上去很美好。
  • She always takes a rosy view of life.她总是对生活持乐观态度。
7 Founder wigxF     
n.创始者,缔造者
参考例句:
  • He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被称颂为佛罗伦萨画派的鼻祖。
  • According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的传说,罗穆卢斯是古罗马的建国者。
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