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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:07 pm

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This stamp issue recognizes the experiences of the more than 100,000 Home Children who were sent to Canada starting in 1869 and during the years following the Second World War.
The stamp features an image of the SS Sardinian (a ship that carried children from Liverpool to Quebec), a map symbolizing their cross-Atlantic journey, a photograph of a child at work on a farm and one of a newly arrived Home Child, standing beside a suitcase while en route to a distributing home in Hamilton, Ontario.
The frame around the photo, notes Debbie Adams, Creative Director at Adams+Associates Design Consultants in Toronto, symbolizes the relationships they developed in Canada. According to Adams "It shows that someone cared enough about this child to preserve and display his image."
Starting in 1869, and continuing into the years following the Second World War, more than 100,000 orphaned, abandoned and pauper children were sent to Canada by British churches and philanthropic organizations, in the hope of providing them with a better life. They were welcomed by Canadian families as a source of farm labour, domestic help, and, in more fortunate cases, as children of their own. But while some benefited from the promise of a brighter future that the movement's founders had envisioned, others were abused, neglected and overworked.
The Government of Canada has recognized the experiences of Canada's Home Children by proclaiming 2010 the Year of the British Home Child. "Designating 2010 as the Year of the British Home Child is a meaningful way to acknowledge this chapter of Canadian history," said the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism

Built as an iron hulled passenger- cargo vessel under yard No 81 by Robert Steele & Company, Greenock for the Allan Line Steamship Company, Glasgow.
03 June 1874 launched as the SARDINIAN.
Tonnage 4,384 gross, 2,788 net, dim. 121.92 x 12.89 x 10.85m.
Powered by a compound steam machine, manufactured by Macnab & Co., Greenock, 600 hp., speed 13 knots.
Accommodation for 120 first, 850 third class passengers.
1874 Completed.

29 July 1875 sailed on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal.
10 May 1878 after an explosion and fire in her coal bunkers by entering Moville, Ireland, she was scuttled in shallow waters to extinguish the fire.
She was salvaged and repaired after which she continued her service between Liverpool, Quebec and Montreal on 27 June 1878.
1879 Her compound engines were replaced by a 3-cyl. triple expansion steam engines, manufactured by Wm. Denny at Dumbarton, 316 nhp. One of her three masts removed.
19 June 1897 commenced her first voyage from Glasgow to Quebec and Montreal.
16 December 1897 sailed for the first time in the Glasgow to New York service.
26 November 1901 sailed from Liverpool with on board Giuseppe Marconi and equipment to set up a wireless station at St Johns, Newfoundland.
20 December 1902 she made her last voyage in this service.
20 May 1905 commenced sailings from London to Quebec and Montreal with only 2nd and third class passengers.
31 July 1912 in the service between Glasgow via Liverpool to Philadelphia.
27 May 1914 and 07 December 1914 in the service between Glasgow and Boston, USA.
01 October 1915 the Allan Line was taken over by Canadian Pacific including the SARDINIAN.
20 September 1918 she commenced her first voyage for her new owners from London to Quebec and Montreal.
24 November 1918 after World War I she made her first voyage from Glasgow to St John New Brunswick with on board only cargo.
17 May1919 she commenced sailings between Avonmouth to Quebec and Montreal, and her last voyage in this service was on 21 December 1919 from Avonmouth to St John, NB.
08 December 1920 sold to Astoreca Azqueta in Spain, her engines removed and she became a hulk in Vigo, Spain.
1934 Owned by Compania Carbonera., Spain.
22 June 1938 sold for breaking up, towed to Bilbao and scrapped.

Canada 2010 57c sg?, scott?

Source: North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor. Merchant Fleets in profile by Duncan Haws.
Canadian Pacific by George Musk.
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Postby Mrcarlo » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:12 am

Hi Auke,
thank you very much for your accuracy.
Your post dated 26 September 2010 escaped me :oops: :oops:
Best regards,
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