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Title Sedgwick Migration Scrapbook 31: Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Date 1913
Document Type Newspaper; Correspondence
Reference RCMS 31/3/48-73, Box 8, Volume 3, Folder 3
Library / Archive Cambridge University Library
Collection Name Thomas E. Sedgwick's Migration Scrapbooks, 1910-1914
Description Newspaper articles respecting the expulsion, regulation and proportion of aliens arriving illegally in England. Letters refer to European emigration to the United States and Canada and the attractions and employment opportunities available in Australia.
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; Responses to Immigration
Country (from) Japan; Germany; Great Britain
Country (to) United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand
Places Germany; Washington, United States; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Canada; Panama Canal; Victoria, New South Wales, Australia
Ports London, Gravesend, England; Vancouver, Canada
Nationality English; German; European; Japanese; Asian
People Rohrbach, Dr Paul; Reid, Sir George; Tupper, Sir Charles; Haggard, Sir Rider; Bull, John; Sedgwick, Thomas Edward; Burns, John
Keywords population, import, emigration, agriculture, farming, labour, employment, unemployment, depression, family, census, industry, discrimination, alien, regulations, inquiry, citizenship, national identity, poverty, legislation, emigrant scheme, wages, working conditions, compensation, empire, philanthropy, timber, trade, racism, Frist World War, transport, domestic service
Language English
Copyright Cambridge University Library