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Emigration : Earl Grey Scheme

I recently watched an episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ which featured the singer / actress Mandy Moore.

It was an interesting episode as it explained the assisted emigration policy called the ‘Earl Grey Scheme’. This scheme transported destitute and orphaned Irish girls to Australia to address the imbalance between men and women living in Australia in the mid-1800s.

You might be able to find the episode online somewhere but this article from the Women’s Museum of Ireland explains more about the scheme.

https://womensmuseumofireland.ie/articles/the-female-orphan-scheme-to-australia-in-the-1840s

I hope you enjoy the read

Warm wishes

Sandra

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