"A Day in the Immigrant's Home" - John Stanley James - The Argus (Melbourne AU)

"A Day in the Immigrant's Home" - John Stanley James - The Argus (Melbourne AU)

by: John Stanley James | publication date: April 29, 1876 | Publication: The Argus |

 "What is a home? Turning to the dictionaries I find it variously described as a 'place of constant residence;' . . . And so I think the Immigrants' Home is misnamed. Certainly, as a place of constant residence, it is not the home desired by immigrants or to be pointed out as a great inducement to bring people 12,000miles acaross the sea to settle in Victoria. It is not their own house or private dwelling, and if peole dwell together there it cannot be said to be the above of their affections.. . . "

A day investigating the Immigrants' Home n Melbourne - as an immigrant himself.

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