Mary Janeway

Mary Janeway

The Legacy of A Home Child

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Mary Janeway, born in Scotland in 1887, came to Canada as a "home child" at a very young age. Separated from her brothers and sisters, the "tiny" Mary was sent as a domestic to a farm near Innerkip, Ontario. This is Mary's story - a recreation of her life set in Victorian rural Ontario, from the time of the tragedy that split her family to her eventual escape from a life of drudgery. Robbed of her childhood years but buoyed by an inner resolve and an indomitable spirit, Mary Janeway reveals the tragic events surrounding this period of Canadian history - the Home Children. Mary Janeway was godmother to author Mary Pettit.

Publisher: Toronto : Natural Heritage/Natural History, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781896219691
1896219691
Characteristics: xii, 161 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Legacy of a home child.

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aquaguyx Jun 22, 2012

An excellent read, based on the first 16 years of a homechild. In spite of many obstacles and challenges of the day, the excitement of the early 20 th century comes through and the human spirit that gave our country a solid foundation.
A sequel published 2012, "Whatever Happened to Mary Janeway?" chronicles Mary's progression from young girl to senior citizen through wars, the depression, and personal family matters.

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