- Question 2
- The immigration posters
depicting the Canadian west as the last great paradise were true to
the Abersons' experience as Dutch immigrants.
When Jane and Bob Aberson settled in Dauphin, Manitoba, they soon
realized that Dauphin was no Eden and farming no romance. Making a
living on a small farm was far from the romantic lifestyle depicted
on the immigration posters. What often awaited immigrants was harsh
winters, poor living conditions, low pay and back-breaking work. Jane
Aberson made a little extra money to supplement the farm income by
writing columns back home, tempering the immigration myth with a hardy
dose of fact.