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South Australia British Farm Apprentices 1913 - 1914
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A searchable index of British youths aged 15 to 19 who arrived in South Australia to participate in the State Government's farm apprentice scheme during 1913 and 1914. This index includes names, DOB or ages, place of origin, parents or guardians names and their host farmers / farms. Below are details of how the scheme worked.


Opportunity for Boys to Become Farmers
The South Australian Government is now offering assisted passages to the State to respectable boys between the ages of 15 years and 19 years who are physically capable of and wish to take up farm Work with a view to eventually becoming farmers.


Opportunity for Boys to Become Farmers

 

Passage Money
The amount that must be paid by each boy selected for migration to South Australia is TEN Pounds. This amount will, in addition to cost of passage, cover expenses incurred by the State on the boy's behalf before leaving England and during the voyage, and after his arrival in the State until he reaches his destination.

Apprenticeship.
The boys will be apprenticed to farmers for not less than one year, nor more than three years under agreement

 

The index can be found here

South Australia British Farm Apprentices 1913 - 1914

 

Wages
The minimum rates of wages, in addition to hoard and lodging, to be paid to the buys during the period of the apprenticeship shall be subject to the approval of the. Minister, and will vary according to the ages and experience of the boys. It is anticipated that the minimum rates will be as follows
First four months . 8/— to 10/— per week with board and lodging
Balance first year    10/— to 15/— per week with board and lodging
Second year     12/6 to 17/6 per week with board and lodging
Third year     15/— to 20/— per week with board and lodging
with double the rates mentioned in each case during the harvesting period.

 

Please visit Elspeth's website http://www.safarmapprentices.net which has further details that include the ships they arrived on and dates, address information and World War I Australian Imperial Force (AIF) regimental number and also shares their stories.

 

The index can be found here

South Australia British Farm Apprentices 1913 - 1914

 

 

 


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