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The return migration of the Fellowship of the Maple Leaf
Marilyn J. Barber

and lectures. The Maple Leaf teacher scheme enabled educated British women to participate as equals with men in empire migration and empire development. Among FML teacher candidates, women outnumbered men by a ratio of six to one. They were motivated by a call to service, enthusiasm for travel, or simply the desire for better employment. Dorothy Watkins, a teacher on the staff of Portsmouth secondary school, heard the call during Lloyd’s visit to Southsea. 29 Marion Green wrote to Lloyd that ‘I shall always be thankful that

in Emigrant homecomings
The canadianizing 1920s
Katie Pickles

: Manchester University Press, 1990 ). 4 Constantine, Emigrants and Empire , 4: the Empire Settlement Act of 1922 was ‘an Act to make better provision for furthering British settlement in His Majesty’s Oversea Dominions’. 5 Dane Kennedy, ‘Empire migration in

in Female imperialism and national identity
The discourse of unbridled capitalism in post-war Hong Kong
Mark Hampton

, see Rachel Bright, ‘Asian Migration and the British World’, in Kent Fedorowich and Andrew S. Thompson (eds), Empire, Migration and Identity in the British World (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013), pp. 128–49. 42 Edward Szczepanik, The Economic Growth of Hong Kong (Westport

in The cultural construction of the British world
Anna Bocking-Welch

). 18 Corona (August 1962), p. 8. 19 Jean P. Smith, ‘“The women's branch of the Commonwealth Relations Office”: the Society for the Overseas Settlement of British Women and the long life of empire migration’, Women's History Review , 25:4 (2016), 529. 20

in British civic society at the end of empire
Australia and British migration, 1916—1939
Michael Roe

comparison prevailed in Australia, too ; the strongest common trait between the masses in the two countries was suspicion of Empire migration. Even Australian governments and officials formally supportive of migration were conscious enough of political feeling and economic pressures to impose considerable restraints. This was most obvious in restricting assistance to people ‘nominated’ or

in Emigrants and empire
Stephen Constantine

The introduction of the ex-servicemen’s assisted-passage scheme in 1919 and the Empire Settlement Act of 1922 signalled the Imperial government’s conversion to a faith in Empire migration as a solution to several apparent domestic and international difficulties. But it was acknowledged that effective policies depended on the active cooperation of the dominion governments

in Emigrants and empire
Canada and Empire settlement, 1918–1939
John A. Schultz

little headway in Ottawa. While officials promised to give the schemes ‘every consideration’, the ‘Government’s attitude was one of caution’ given the practical difficulties. Other supporters of renewed immigration included such patriotic groups as the Canadian Corps Association and IODE, the so-called ‘Empire Policy Group’ of Conservative British MPs, as well as the ‘Empire

in Emigrants and empire
Edna Bradlow

redistribute them in the Empire, while at the same time encouraging the exploitation of under-developed imperial resources. 41 Amery’s concept of state-aided Empire migration and land settlement, adumbrated at a conference in London early in 1921, was therefore basically a scheme of overseas relief for the United Kingdom’s unemployed, clothed in the vocabulary of enlightened

in Emigrants and empire
Kent Fedorowich

platitudes or ritual incantations’. 100 Despite the constraints of the domestic political scene, serious doubt remains as to the sincerity of both Botha and Smuts to support British immigration. Their public pronouncements were guarded and vague, steeped in the knowledge that any commitment to empire migration would lose votes in the backveldt. Rhetoric aside, this determination to pursue a course of inaction for

in Unfit for heroes
Sunil S. Amrith

). 8 Kent Fedorowich and Andrew S. Thompson, ‘Introduction’ in Empire, migration and identity in the British world (Manchester, forthcoming). 9 Kingsley Davis, The Population of India and Pakistan (Princeton, 1951). 10

in Writing imperial histories