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Group photo of ethnic press representatives posing around an old train engine during trip to Thunder Bay and Kenora, organized by the Government of Ontario to promote the province. Domingos Marques, representing O Jornal Português, sits at the top…

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 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…

Postcard with image of St. Christopher House (Ryerson House) at 67 Bellevue Place - Kensington Market - Toronto.

Comic strip 'o Canagues':

"To make wine I always buy the best grapes from California.
After selected, they are squeezed and the must is properly fermented and barreled.
Afterwards, the bagasse is distilled through an alambic that my compadre…

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 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 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.

Image of Filarmónica Lira-Portuguesa of Brampton performing in a community event.

Image of Tuba player during a performance of the Banda Lira Nossa Senhora de Fátima of Toronto.

Comic strip 'O Canagues':

"I would like you to give me a raise.
Impossible.
I would like prices not be raised.
Impossible.
I would like you not to raise my rent.
Impossible.
...may 1976 be a very prosperous year.
Impossible."

Comic strip 'O Canagues':

"When I arrived in Canada I bought a car.
The biggest and the best there was in the neighborhood!
On weekends, if i wanted, I could take the entire family on picnics ...
It's too bad I have to work weekends to pay the…

In this cartoon, an image of U.S. President Jimmy Carter on TV says: "...the U.S. will achieve self-sufficiency." Meanwhile, 'o Canagues´ is urinating into the gas tank of an American car, license plate 1979, and saying: "Hey! This even feels…

In this cartoon, five men, each representing different Portuguese political parties (PC, MDP, CDS, PPD, PS), parade a confounded 'emigrant king' on a float, who carries a burning candle representing his vote. Meanwhile, one of the party…

Cartoon 'O Canaguês' scracthes his head while pondering his vote beside a ballot box. Surrounding him are Prime-Minister Joe Clark and the Premier of Ontario Bill Davis, holding signs that say "Multicultural Grants" and "Wintario Grants"; Ed…