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Monday, May 25, 2009
Odd Victorian Factoid #20
Odd Victorian Factoid#20: Child labour in the factories was reformed, but it continued in the farm gangs despite changes in the law, sometimes with children as young as six working full days. Women would sometimes drug their babies with opium because they needed to be free to work.