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Child Welfare and Social Action in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: International Perspectives$
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Jon Lawrence and Pat Starkey

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236764

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312816

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Gender, Generations and Social Class: The Fairbridge Society and British Child Migration to Canada, 1930–1960

Gender, Generations and Social Class: The Fairbridge Society and British Child Migration to Canada, 1930–1960

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(p.82) 4 Gender, Generations and Social Class: The Fairbridge Society and British Child Migration to Canada, 1930–1960
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Child Welfare and Social Action in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: International Perspectives
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Patrick A. Dunae

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853236764.003.0005

This chapter describes the activity of the Fairbridge Society, whose principal function was child migration. The Fairbridge Society grew out of an organisation known as the Society for the Furtherance of Child Migration. The interest of Kingsley Fairbridge in child migration was formed from his first visit to England in 1903. He aimed to emigrate needy children between the ages of eight and ten. The Fairbridge Society was passionate about the idea and amended its constitution in anticipation of the scheme going ahead. In British Columbia, it collided with an ascendant profession. The Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School represents the last chapter in the chronicle of trans-Atlantic child migration. The Department of Health and Social Welfare was developed in British Columbia in 1946.

Keywords:   child migration, Fairbridge Society, Kingsley Fairbridge, England, British Columbia, Fairbridge Farm School, Department of Health

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