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Voluntarism, salvation, and rescue: British juvenile migration to Australia and Canada, 1890-1939

Langfield, Michele 2004, Voluntarism, salvation, and rescue: British juvenile migration to Australia and Canada, 1890-1939, Journal of imperial and commonwealth history, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 86-114.

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Title Voluntarism, salvation, and rescue: British juvenile migration to Australia and Canada, 1890-1939
Author(s) Langfield, Michele
Journal name Journal of imperial and commonwealth history
Volume number 32
Issue number 2
Start page 86
End page 114
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2004-05
ISSN 0308-6534
1743-9329
Summary This article explores the relationships between governments and selected voluntary organisations involved in British migration to Australia and Canada from the 1890s to the Second World War. Prior to the Great War, there was considerable ill feeling by Dominion governments, especially Australian, towards philanthropic organisations, which appeared to undermine official immigration schemes through their attempts to reclaim and transplant the unwanted. Although voluntary associations were later subsidised by the British government and came under the group nomination schemes of the 1922 Empire Settlement Act, they were still viewed with suspicion. Organisations focusing on 'salvation', 'redemption' and 'rescue' in their migration work, however, provide us with an alternative ideology to the idea of building up 'fit populations' in the Dominions, where the notion of 'fitness' was perceived in a number of ways, not least in terms of class.
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002499

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