The Golden Bridge Child Migration from Scotland to Canada 1869–1939

Transcript of this video

This part of the Golden Bridge tells the story of children migrated from the Orphan Homes of Scotland to receiving homes in Canada, and on to work placements in Ontario and beyond. It starts with the above introduction by Alistair Ramage, formerly curator of Heatherbank Museum of Social Work.

It includes details of the migration journey taken by the children with clips of witness testimony from the Living Histories film and historical background information, images and a detailed description of a replica Victorian girl migrant’s trunk, and the Testimony Tree with audio clips of home children’s experiences.