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A "Home Child" Story by Bruce Adams

The Museum reviews and accepts donated personal or family memories and histories into its collection. As a learning institution, the accounts help us understand how individuals recollect, interpret, or construct meaning from lived experiences. The stories are not modified by Museum staff. The point of view expressed is that of the author and not that of the Museum.

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English
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Museum use only
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 Canada or Australia. 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.