Salvation Army Party. Boy Farmers For Australia. TSS “Vedic” [UK]
Salvation Army Party. Boy Farmers For Australia. TSS “Vedic” [UK]
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Salvation Army Party. Boy Farmers For Australia. TSS “Vedic” [UK]

1925. Silver gelatin photograph, caption in image, typed caption label and “Sport & General” press stamp verso, 14.3 x 19.2cm. Minor handling creases and buckling to edges.

Caption in image continues “31 October 1925.” Label includes “HRH Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll visits Regent Hall, Oxford Street, and makes a speech to 90 boys who are sailing for Australia under the Salvation Army Emigration Scheme.” Image includes the Duchess of Argyll and General Booth with British boys from disadvantaged backgrounds, who were trained in farming at Hadleigh Farm in Essex.

The passing of the British Empire Settlement Act in 1922 enabled the Salvation Army to establish more schemes for “various groups including, most notably, the General’s Scheme for Boys. The Salvation Army’s Hadleigh Farm Colony was almost entirely given over to training boys on this scheme” to prepare them for emigration to the colonies of Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Ref: Salvation Army Records.

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Item #CL201-35

Price (AUD): $880.00  other currencies

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