NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
15th January, 1914 : Boys aged 15 to 19 are being offered assisted passages from England to work as apprentices on farms in South Australia. The first group will sail from Liverpool on the Irishman on March 25. The South Australian Executive Council today approved the new scheme. The boys will be paid pocket money and the State Treasury will hold the balance of their pay, at four percent interest, until they are 21. The Government’s hope is that their savings, of £70 to £100, will ultimately enable them to take up land of their own.
[ Governments dream and then reality bites ]