One response to “Oranges and Sunshine #3”

  1. Australian institutions failed every criterion of child welfare that was set out by Justice North, (Court of Appeal (Lindley, Bowen, and A.A. Smith, L JJ), 1892, November 11, North J, in McGrath (Infants) 1893 (1) Ch. 143 (148) affirmed):

    “The welfare of a child is not to be measured by money alone, or by physical comfort only. The word “welfare” must be taken in its widest sense. The moral and religious welfare of the child must be considered as well as its physical wellbeing. Nor can the ties of affection be disregarded.”


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