A "Home Child" Story by Bruce Adams (Museum use only)

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English
Creative Commons: 
Limited
Accession Number: 
S2017.550.1
Story Text: 

I have just completed our family genealogy. My mother and her brothers and sister came to Canada 1920-1923 under Barnardo’s Plan to send U.K. children to Can or Aust. Some children faced shocking events. One brother (14) committed suicide. The other, “I didn’t have a childhood” and refuses to speak about his farm life. It truly was a blight in our history.