When Marjorieâ€™s daughter began exploring archival records involving Britainâ€™s child-migration program, a home-child saga emerged.
Marjorie Arnison was one of the thousands of children removed from their families, communities, and country and placed in a British colony or commonwealth to provide "white stock" and cheap labour. In Marjorieâ€™s case,Â she was sent to Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School, just north of Victoria, British Columbia, in 1937. As a child, Patricia was angered that her mother wouldnâ€™t talk about the past. It took many years to discover why â€“ it wasnâ€™t because she was keeping a dark secret, but because she had "lost" her childhood.
For 10-year-old Marjorie, forgetting her past, her family, and England was the only survival tool she had at her disposal to enable her to face her frightening and uncertain future. This is Marjorieâ€™s account as told by her daughter. It is a story of fear, loss, courage, survival, and finding oneâ€™s way home.
Author : Patricia Skidmore
ISBN : 1459703391
Language : English
No of Pages : 304
Publication Date : 1/29/2013
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.9x5.8x1
Book weight : 0.01
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