Notorious Sydney Cases: Sarah and John Makin, The Baby Farmers

Original newspaper article from the Rockhampon's The Capricornian. Saturday 19 November 1892. Source: trove.nla.gov.au
Original newspaper article from the Rockhampon’s The Capricornian. Saturday 19 November 1892. Source: trove.nla.gov.au

Sending their child to a baby farm was the only way some single mothers could cope with financial stress during the late 17th Century. Sarah and John Makin are two of the world’s most known baby farmers after 13 babies were found buried in their residences across inner city Sydney.

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