A Co-operative State Farm Scheme: A Means for Providing Remunerative Employment for All Surplus Labour; A Home for the Aged, Infirm, and Needy; Ways and Means for Teaching Trades, or Such Other Technical Education To Our Rising Generation As Will Enable Them To Earn Their Own Maintenance; and Totally Abolishing Poor Rates. In Three Parts

TitleA Co-operative State Farm Scheme: A Means for Providing Remunerative Employment for All Surplus Labour; A Home for the Aged, Infirm, and Needy; Ways and Means for Teaching Trades, or Such Other Technical Education To Our Rising Generation As Will Enable Them To Earn Their Own Maintenance; and Totally Abolishing Poor Rates. In Three Parts
Year for Search1894
AuthorsClarke, W. H.
Date Published1894
PublisherSamuel Costall, Government Printer
Place PublishedWellington, New Zealand
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author
Annotation

The author outlines two schemes. First, he proposes to establish four farms in different parts of the country where new immigrants can be taken to avoid being fleeced and to learn to farm by working for six to twelve months. Second, he proposes that six blocks of 20,000  to 25,000  acres each be set aside for state cooperative farms where able bodied unemployed, orphans from age ten, and former prostitutes will be able to work. The children will learn for two years and then work in “flower culture” for two years to pay back their education. At fourteen boys become state apprentices to learn skills; girls at fourteen are taught domestic skills. Includes costs of the scheme.

Holding Institutions

ATL, VUW

Author Note

New Zealand author.

Full Text

1894 Clarke, W. H. A Co-operative State Farm Scheme: A Means for Providing Remunerative Employment for All Surplus Labour; A Home for the Aged, Infirm, and Needy; Ways and Means for Teaching Trades, or Such Other Technical Education To Our Rising Generation As Will Enable Them To Earn Their Own Maintenance; and Totally Abolishing Poor Rates. In Three Parts. Wellington, New Zealand: Samuel Costall, Government Printer. ATL, VUW

The author outlines two schemes. First, he proposes to establish four farms in different parts of the country where new immigrants can be taken to avoid being fleeced and to learn to farm by working for six to twelve months. Second, he proposes that six blocks of 20,000  to 25,000  acres each be set aside for state cooperative farms where able bodied unemployed, orphans from age ten, and former prostitutes will be able to work. The children will learn for two years and then work in “flower culture” for two years to pay back their education. At fourteen boys become state apprentices to learn skills; girls at fourteen are taught domestic skills. Includes costs of the scheme. New Zealand author.