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Consists of a page from Maclean's Magazine from 1937 with an editorial about the impact that prolonged drought had on farmers in western Canada.

Consists of a newspaper clipping kept by Herbert Hunt that details the joyous return of former 3,000 Family Scheme participants to England.

Consists of a Greyhound map of the United States upon which the start of Herbert and Jessica Hunt's return to England, travelling form Spruce Lake, Saskatchewan to Montreal, Quebec to board the S.S. Manchester, is both delineated and traced.

Consists of an essay written by Herbert Hunt after his return to England in which he reflects on his experiences farming in Saskatchewan. In a marked contrast to his earlier published work, Hunt criticizes the 3,000 Family Settlement scheme.

Consists of a page from the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix in which the top five entries to the 3,000 Family essay contest were printed. Herbert Hunt's account of perseverance in the face of difficult labour, isolation, and a harsh climate earned him fourth…

Consists of instructions for participants in the 3,000 Family Settlement Scheme by the Department of Immigration and Colonization, as they prepare for relocation to Canada.

Consists of a statement of Herbert Hunt's Account with the Soldier Settlement Board of Canada in 1928, detailing the extent of loans provided by the Canadian government for British settlers.

Consists of a wheat contract between Herbert Hunt and the Saskatchewan Wheat Producers Limited. The agreement stipulates the responsibilities of growing wheat in Saskatchewan, the crop which was Hunt's primary output.

Consists of a letter from the Secretary of the British Oversea Settlement Department to Herbert Hunt describing support available to British settlers in Canada, encouraging Hunt to enlist friends and family members in Canadian emigration.

Consists of Herbert and Jessica Hunt's certificate of approval for participation in the 3,000 Family Scheme, containing further directions and conditions.

Consists of the Empire Settlement Act, 1922, an agreement between Canada and the United Kingdom that facilitated the migration of British families to Canada. The document provides an overview of the eligibility requirements for the 3,000 Family…

Consists of a hand-drawn map depicting ploughing and seeding activities at Hedgerows farm, created by Herbert Hunt on the interior of an envelope.

Consists of a diary titled "Diary 1936, April 1935" kept by Herbert Hunt. The diary chronicles Herbert and Jessica Hunt's departure from Saskatchewan, including a record of the sale of their farm assets and an account of their journey home in…

Consists of a diary titled "The Handy Farm Account Book: January 1931," kept by Herbert Hunt during that year. The diary contains a record of Hunt's assets and his observations of daily life on the farm.

Consists of diary entries by Herbert Hunt during his second year of farming, recorded on repurposed paper.

Image of women in traditional Greek costume marching west on Queen Street holding a British flag. Caption reads: "Anniversary parade. Colourful costumes of their native land are worn by paraders from St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, Bond St., who…

Image of five young women in costume, posting on a stairway outdoors. Verso reads: " May 19 1942. Greek Girls ' and caption "To-day is "Greek Day" in the nationwide campaign of the Canadian Red Cross Society for $9,000,000, and these Greek-Canadian…

Image of two ladies exiting the lobby of Towne Cinema. Promotional material for the "premiere performance" of "Zorba the Greek" presented by the Hellenic Ladies Auxiliary of North Toronto in foreground (image marked up by photo editor).

Image of men standing with large embroidered banners, some of which read "Society of Kastorians Omondia." Caption reads: "His feet and his Greek kilt are all that show of a 5-year-old Stanley Tsimicalis as he stands behind towering flags and banners…

Image of Joanne Tzoitis, looking up at patriotic poster featuring a symbolic figure of Greece with a sword, Greek Orthodox priest and an evzones soldier holding a flag with a dark cross on a light background. Verso reads: "Four-year-old Joanne…