Following up on the story I noted last week here, today’s New York Times has a piece by John F. Burns called “Apology Opens Wounds of British Migrant Program.”  As the article points out, the 7,000 to 10,000 children sent to Australia over a twenty year period after World War II represent the last phase of a practice that dates to colonial Virginia in the 17th century.  During the 19th and 20th centuries, an estimated 150,000 children were sent from Britain to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Rhodesia.