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Awful Kind: The Story of the Middlemore Children of PEI (Queens County)

Course Locations and Times

TermLocationOffering PeriodOffering DayOffering TimeStatus
FallBeaconsfield Carriage House10/23/2019 - 10/23/2019Wednesday1:30 PM - 3:00 PMClosed
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Course Details

DescriptionAlmost 200 “orphans” were sent to Prince Edward Island, Canada, as British Home Children between 1893 and 1930. While a few of the children were adopted into families, most of them were used as domestic servants and labourers on farms and in homes across the Island. The average age was 10 ½ and two-thirds of the children were boys. Awful Kind tells their stories through reports by Middlemore agents, correspondence from Islanders and the children themselves. The presentation will delve into child migration in the late 19th and early 20th century with a focus on children who were brought to Prince Edward Island. Author Sara Underwood retrieved over 1,000 records related to the children.
RequirementsAn interest.
ObjectivesTo provide insight into the history of the Middlemore Children of PEI
Teaching ProcessPresentation, discussion and Q&A
UPEI Parking Pass Required?No
Additional Costs?No
Additional Costs or InformationNone

Course Facilitator

NameSara Underwood
Background
Sara Underwood holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (English major, Philosophy minor) from the University of Prince Edward Island, and a diploma in Journalism from Holland College, Prince Edward Island. She is the Media and Communications Officer for Holland College, where she also works on special projects related to the history of post-secondary education on Prince Edward Island, culture, and community engagement. She is the recipient of several prizes, awards, and scholarships, including a 2015 Bill and Denise Andrew Scholarship in Island Studies. Her book, Awful Kind, was launched on September 28, 2018, in conjunction with the first national British Home Child Day in Canada. Sara and her husband, composer Craig Dodge, live in Stratford, P.E.I.


 
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