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Family leaving Scotland
« on: Wednesday 23 August 17 08:59 BST (UK) »
I am researching my Scottish family and was wondering why they came to Australia.  They arrived in Australia in 1928. They said they wanted a better life....but would like information on what the conditions were like in Govan, Glasgow before they made the decision to immigrate.   Was there an advertising campaign to get people to leave etc?  Would there be a limit on how much luggage they could bring?
How do I find out if they paid their own way or were sponsored.  They came on the ss.vedic.  which left on 10th March, 1928.  Was this a ship sponsored by the Salvation Army or not?  The names I am researching is James D. and Florence Copland & 3 children.

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Re: Family leaving Scotland
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 09:27 BST (UK) »
This is from the Aberdeen Press and Journal in 1927, but there are also a lot of adverts in Papers all over Britain in 1928 advertising for eg young women/ young men to sail on the Vedic to Australia. Most trips seem to be sponsored by the Salvation Army.
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Re: Family leaving Scotland
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 11:00 BST (UK) »
If you Google, "1926 General Strike, Glasgow!" it will give you some idea of the conditions at that time.

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Re: Family leaving Scotland
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 11:42 BST (UK) »
Skoosh - that's the exact reason that my maternal Scottish grandparents came from Glasgow to NZ in 1926 bringing with them my Mum and her sister, both young children at that time.

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Re: Family leaving Scotland
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 12:07 BST (UK) »
Like Skoosh, I went to Google and searched for Glasgow 1920s.   There's The Glasgow Story 1914 to 1950s, a wiki page about Glasgow gangs and much more.  Very interesting. Certainly gives an idea of life in Glasgow at that time.  A

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Re: Family leaving Scotland
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 24 August 17 07:06 BST (UK) »
thanks Anne, very interesting reading

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Re: Family leaving Scotland
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 24 August 17 07:08 BST (UK) »
Hi isobelw,  Very interesting newspaper article. Thank you.  Do you have reference to any of the other adds you mentioned regarding 'encouraging people to the colonies"?  Thanks for your help

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Re: Family leaving Scotland
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 24 August 17 07:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks Skoosh,  Very interesting reading about the General Strike.  Thanks for that help

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Re: Family leaving Scotland
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 24 August 17 07:13 BST (UK) »
If you can be more specific with names/addresses of your ancestors I'm sure more stories/pics etc. will unfold from descendants of people from that area/era.

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