On their own - Britain's child migrants

'Our March Past'

book cover with a photo of a group of child migrants

Written by Alfred B Owen, General Canadian Superintendent, the premise of this publication is an imaginary ‘march past’ of the 20,000 children sent to Canada by 1908.

By listing the different groups of people in the march, he promotes the successes of former Barnardo’s boys and girls in making good lives for themselves in Canada. Amongst the groups featured are ministers, doctors, railroad men, ‘married ladies’, policemen, city girls, tradesmen and farmers.

Lent by Barnardo’s.


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