The Ship "Gale" arriving Halifax - 1752

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Introduction

The first wave of German emigrants to Canada arrived between 1750 and 1752. You will discover their stories here.

Anna, Jacob and Johann are composite characters who represent the experiences of many. John Dick is a historical figure.

This Learning Collection is based on the Virtual Museum of Canada exhibit Canada-Germany Migration, a look at selected aspects of the historical, sociological and cultural impact of German migration to Canada.

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