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Title Sedgwick Migration Scrapbook 25: Australia; New Zealand
Date Dec 1911 - Mar 1913
Document Type Newspaper; Correspondence
Reference RCMS 31/2/306-325, Box 7, Volume 2, Folder 12
Library / Archive Cambridge University Library
Collection Name Thomas E. Sedgwick's Migration Scrapbooks, 1910-1914
Description Newspaper clippings and letters referring to the process and conditions of Mr Sedgwick's emigration schemes in Canada, and discussions of establishing the same in Western Australia. There are also papers advertising fares at reduced rates from Great Britain to New Zealand on board steamers of the New Zealand Shipping Company and the Shaw Savill & Albion Company sailing from London.
Biographical Note / History In 1911 Thomas Edward Sedgwick organised for a group of 50 boys to be sent from England to New Zealand on board the S.S. Authentic before the outbreak of the First World War. They were sent as part of an experiment to ascertain whether young British boys might help alleviate a shortage of farm labourers in New Zealand and offer a solution to the declining levels of employment opportunities in the crowded British cities. They were trained in all aspects of farming life, and the wages they earnt were paid to the Labour Department while the boys were awarded weekly pocket money.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Politics, Legislation and Governance; Responses to Immigration
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) New Zealand; Australia; Canada
Places Perth, Western Australia, South Australia, Australia; New Brunswick, Canada; Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; Dunedin, Nelson, Auckland, New Zealand
Ports Melbourne, Victoria, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; London, England; Wellington, New Zealand
Nationality English; European; Maori
People Sedgwick, Thomas Edward; Kirk, John; Creed, J M; Ward, Sir Joseph; Bolton, Charles F; Massey, W J
Keywords apprenticeship, emigration scheme, shipping, agriculture, farming, labour, employment, government, farm school, colony conditions, settlement, application, finance, push factor, wages, social class, poverty, journey conditions, steerage, fare, assisted passage, regulations, eligibility, New Zealand Shipping Company, Shaw Savill Line, customs, labour union, population, children, land, prisoner, indigenous peoples, clothing
Language English
Copyright Cambridge University Library