Awful Kind: The Story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island
  • Awful Kind: The Story of the Middlemore Children of Prince Edward Island
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Paperback. 336 pages. ISBN: 978-1-7752647-1-2 NOT AVAILABLE IN BOOK STORES Almost 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 the reports Middlemore agents and Islanders sent back to the Home, and correspondence from Islanders and the children themselves.

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