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Title Sedgwick Migration Scrapbook 18: Australia and Canada; Assisted Passage Scheme for Female Household Workers, Canada's Welcome to Women
Date 1912
Document Type Pamphlet; Correspondence; Newspaper
Publisher Information Canadian National Railways, London
Reference RCMS 31/2/105-134, Box 5, Volume 2, Folder 5
Library / Archive Cambridge University Library
Collection Name Thomas E. Sedgwick's Migration Scrapbooks, 1910-1914
Description Documents refer to the emigration of British women and young girls to New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Reasons that deter women from emigrating, the need for female settlers in such dominions, and government schemes for increasing female emigrations are the central topics discussed.
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) Responses to Immigration; Motives for Emigration; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) New Zealand; Australia; Canada; Mexico; South Africa
Places Winnipeg, Manitoba, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Canada; New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Australia
Ports London, England; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Nationality English; European
Ships SS Lake Champlain; Royal George; Royal Edward; Canada
People Short, Adam; Hamilton, Cecily; Sedgwick, Thomas Edward; Durham, Mabel
Keywords emigration scheme, shipping, employment, government, colony conditions, politics, unemployment, economics, push factor, poverty, poor laws, assisted passage, emigrant, birth, women, education, social class, eligibility, lodging house, servant, domestic service, female emigration, population, artisan, marriage, orphan, Young Men's Christian Association, advice literature, passage, religion, Catholicism, suffrage, application, farming, unmarried, cookery, railways, Canadian National Railways, agricultural, living conditions, climate, leisure
Language English
Copyright Cambridge University Library