Workhouse Children 6 months after they had migrated to Nauwigewauk, in Canada,
Workhouse Children 6 months after they had migrated to Nauwigewauk, in Canada,
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Workhouse Children 6 months after they had migrated to Nauwigewauk, in Canada,
The children are standing in a line and in the same order as their earlier photograph (see record number 172222). The children’s names are recorded as James Davis; Sophy (Sophie) Green; Percy Murray; William Macastine; George Murray; Amy White; Harry Macastine; Arthur Osborne; Paul Rudman. Standing behind them is Miss Row, wearing a hat, and in front of the group is a dog. The photo has been taken outdoors and there is snow on the ground and a building in the background, which may possibly be a school. At the bottom of the photo (dated 5 December 1906) is written Nauwigewauk, Canada, which is a rural community in Kings County, New Brunswick. Between the late 1860s and 1948, over 100,000 children from British children’s homes, emigrated to Canada from the UK. Canadian agencies drew up indenture contracts and children worked on the farms or in the homes of Canadian families. The children were placed throughout Canada, with the largest group going to Ontario. The name of children and date of births of many children were changed so that they could not be traced by their birth family. At the time, the migration of the children to Canada was done to try to help remove the children from poverty.
1906
London Metropolitan Archives
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