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EXTENSIVE COVERAGE OF JAPAN’S ASCENT TO THE RANK OF A GLOBAL SUPERPOWER (Marlborough, UK – Wednesday 16th August 2017) Providing significant insight into the events between First World War victory and Second World War defeat, Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952 offers access to formally restricted government documents presenting a unique vantage point into a globally unstable political climate. Sourced from The National Archives, UK, thousands of digitised pages of diplomatic dispatches,

“Sedgwick Boys”: An Experiment in Colonial Labour

On 25 January 1911 a party of 50 British boys arrived in Wellington, New Zealand as part of an unusual colonial experiment. Varying in age from 16 to 20 and coming predominantly from lower class occupations such as domestic service, the lads were part of a trial scheme to ascertain the feasibility of sending city boys with no previous agricultural experience to rural farms within the British Dominions. This three-year apprenticeship scheme was the brain child of Thomas E. Sedgwick and other

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