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British Home Children of the 19th Century

Between 1869 and the late 1940s as many as 150,000 children - some as young as young as four - were sent to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the former Rhodesia as indentured servants. These were the "surplus" children of Britain, begging in the streets, sleeping in the gutters. They were generally believed [...]

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