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Child Emigration from Britain to Canada (Farm in Russell, Manitoba)

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Image right - The Russell Manitoba farm house

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This is a sub-project of the Child Emigration from Britain to Canada (Barnardo Homes).

This one is for the Barnardo Homes children that were going to Barnardo's farm in Russell, Manitoba.

Run by Dr. E. A. Struthers (1855-1935) - manager of Russell Manitoba Training Farm

On the whole the profiles linked to this project do not have any information about the parents, what they did in Canada or exact dates of birth. What they do have is a source document showing their immigration to Canada. Because of the numbers involved the names are not listed in the body of the project - please refer to the profiles added listed (right) for links.

Some profiles may be linked to their families as someone from the family has contacted us with information.

Dr. Barnardo's Russell Manitoba Training Farm was situated three and a half miles from the then boundaries of Russell, Manitoba and two hundred and twenty-two miles north west of Winnipeg. The Assiniboine River ran through the western portion of the property. The farm was run by Mr. E. A. Struthers. The first party of boys arrived on Sunday, April 15, 1888 with Mr. Struthers, a part of fifty boys from the Labour House in England. These boys had arrived in Canada just a week before, in Halifax aboard the Allan Line Steamer "Polynesian". The farm house had been newly built in 1887-88 and was capable of housing 100 boys with rooms for officers and offices, laundry, bathrooms, hospital, store and kitchen. Other building on the farm included a cottage for the manager, farm superintendent, a large barn, stable accommodating 45 cows, two stables for horses , a feeding shed and two piggeries which accommodated 300 hogs. Water was supplied to these buildings pumped by windmills.

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