Monday, March 14, 2016

In a Tea Garden

Taken from The Manitoba Readers.  Fourth Reader. Thomas Nelson & Sons.  Clark Bros. & Co., Ltd, Winnipeg,  c. 1898

"Tea Garden" was that era's euphemism for a tea plantation.  Life for the "sweet-voiced, gaily-dressed coolie women" wasn't always flowers and chuckles:

To learn what Manitoba children were taught about life on an Indian tea plantation in the late 1800's, read On a Tea Plantation.

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