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Loose newsletter page - We all Love Jack

From the Collection of Mission to Seafarers Victoria 717 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria

Page from a Mission newsletter, Heading: The Missions to Seamen
with which is incorporated the Thames Church Mission.
"We All Love Jack" / By a Cornishwoman / a Flying Angel flag of the Missions to Seamen heads the first paragraph. A black and white photograph of six "Apprentices in the half deck" is positioned after the 2nd paragraph.
Object Registration
apprentices, jacks ashore
Historical information
The page seems to be the opening paragraphs of an article describing the young apprentice seamen experience and system and attempting to defuse misconceptions and perceptions of rollicking but also vulnerable young "Jacks ashore" with money in their pockets. A long standing practice of 'crimping' a sailor's earnings, targeted by the Missions throughout the 19th and early 20th Century they campaigned to stamp this practice out. The title " we all love Jack" drawn from a popular song of the time.
When Made
early 20th Century
A useful rare visual reference for the Heritage archive at MtSV as it depicts Apprentices in a typical half deck quarters of the early 20th C. with newspapers and books, some of which may have been provided by an MtS.
Last updated
3 Jun 2020 at 3:15PM