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16 October 2014
Immigrants & Exiles - Scots in Scotland

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Extract from the Glasgow Herald, 1852, encouraging people to emigrate to Vancouver Island, Canada. "Vancouver Island is especially attractive to people planning to emigrate…"
envelope personal accounts
Letter from an emigrant to the Aberdeen Evening Gazette 1913, about employment and conditions in Canada.
musical note songs
Verses from The Alberta Homesteader a traditional song from the point of view of an unhappy settler. "So come to Alberta, there’s room for you all…".
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Photograph of happy emigrants lined up on deck, dressed in their best for the journey to Canada in 1924.
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Section from a list of trades in demand in Australia, published by a Society of Emigrant Mechanics, 1833.

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