Author(s): SNOWDEN DIANNE
'Many 'orphans of the state' were orphaned by the state. They were not orphans at all, but the children of convict mothers. Some had sailed with their mothers on the prison ships, and must have been quite disoriented by the time they entered the dormitories of the Orphan Schools ... Many children were 'orphaned' because they were born in the female factory hospitals to which their prisoner mothers had been sent after becoming pregnant."--Lucy Frost, Foreword.