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Liverpool The Maritime Museum part 3

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Views [164] | Comments [1]

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One part of the Maritime Museum I forgot to explain. The museum has an exhibit on children sent out to British Colonies, mainly Canada and Austrailia, to help out on the farms etc.

Back in the 1800 and 1900's there was so much poverty, so many abandoned kids, and so many overwhelmed mothers, that the British Government sent the kids to Canada and Austrailia with the promise of a better life.  What comes next is both funny and sad.  The kids, when they we're picked to be sent to the colonies, we're given a great send-off many times by British Officials. Then they traveled for days or weeks on oceanlines in style, eating more food then they have ever seen, spending the days playing hide and seek on deck and other games, and having fancy clothes for the first time in their lives which they wore onboard. The kids we're often anxious and excited to get to their new homes.

Once they reached their new countries, the kids ended up being treated like slaves, farming all day for small or no wages. There we're more examples of their horrible treatment.  For example, in Quebec, one  girl mentioned how she had to go to the bathroom outside in the snow wearing her skimpy summer clothes which  she had.  She wouldn't be allowed to eat with the French speaking family.

In Australia, however, the work was hard to. But the treatment seemed better as after an acclimation period, some adapted Austrailia as their new home. (I guess its the weather)

PS I can't seem to rotate the pic-you have to crane your head.

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An incredible story......so sad for those kids, thanks for sharing!
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  Dany McLean May 16, 2015 11:00 AM

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