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Title Sedgwick Migration Scrapbook 30: Mass Meeting; Why the London Press Favours Alien Immigration and English Emigration
Date May 1913 - Aug 1914
Document Type Newspaper; Correspondence; Leaflet
Reference RCMS 31/3/24-47, Box 8, Volume 3, Folder 2
Library / Archive Cambridge University Library
Collection Name Thomas E. Sedgwick's Migration Scrapbooks, 1910-1914
Description Meetings and the promotion of British boys emigrating to Australia, particularly the 'Mass Meeting' held in 1814 at the People's Palace, Whitechapel, London. There is also a leaflet on 'Why the London Press Favours Alien Immigration and English Emigration' and newspapers describing the increasing emigration trend to Canada. The prejudice of America against the Japanese and proceedings of war in the Balkans are also noted in newspaper clippings.
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; Japan
Country (to) New Zealand; Australia; Canada; United States of America
Places New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Australia; Sussex, England; Alberta, Ontario, Canada; Washington, California, United States; Japan
Ports Southampton, England; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; New York, United States
Nationality English; European; Scottish; Irish; Welsh; Japanese; Asian; Polish; Austrian; German
People Summers, Johnny; Sedgwick, Thomas Edward; Boyce, F B; Corbett, Julian; Bell, Colin; Wallace, Alfred Russell; MacAlister, Donald; Guinness, Rupert; McCall, John; Banister, Joseph
Keywords clothing, expenses, finance, migration, apprenticeship, emigration scheme, shipping, agriculture, farming, labour, employment, government, farm school, colony conditions, settlement, application, societies, eligibility, emigrant selection, female emigration, housing, politics, journalism, alien, history, war, statistics, children, assisted emigration, fare, wages, land, expansion, unemployment, trade, Industrial School, crime, reformatories, soldier, disease, health and sickness, economics, racism, Jewish, police
Language English
Copyright Cambridge University Library