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source five   TranscriptUseful notes
Extracts from a report published in 1871 on the emigration of boys from reform schools
(Catalogue ref: HO 45/9672/A6505B)
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Catalogue ref: HO 45/9672/A6505B; report on emigration of reform school boys, 1871
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Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the reasons why people migrated within the empire?
  • whether this migration was voluntary or forced?
  • how the migration was organised and paid for?
  • the scale of emigration?
  • the attitudes shown towards the emigrants?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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