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Title Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic, 1845-1848
Author Stephen, Sir James; Lord Lyttelton (Lyttelton, George William); Hawes, Benjamin; Merivale, Herman; Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick
Date 22 Apr 1845 - 11 Apr 1848
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/22
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Entry book of correspondence on Australian emigration. Letters discuss emigration agents at ports around Great Britain, emigration from Ireland, female and child migration (including orphans), free passages, land claims, complaints regarding passages, the shipwreck of the Mary, activities of mining companies and discovery of gold in South Australia, immigration returns and related matters. Also includes plans for German emigration.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Ships and Shipping Lines; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland; Germany
Country (to) Australia; New Zealand
Places New South Wales, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Australia; Otago, New Zealand
Ports Cork, Ireland; Port Phillip, Victoria, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nationality English; Irish; German; European
Ships Mary; Lord William Bentinck; Abberton; Herald; Isabella Watson; Ward Chipman; Elizabeth; Cumberland; Carthaginian; Asia; Orient; Clyde
People Helsall, Colonel; Chisholm, Caroline; Macarthur, Colonel
Keywords emigration, agent, government, female emigration, child migration, assisted emigration, immigration agent, New Zealand Company, finance, settlement, employment, colonisation, orphan, family, shipwreck, militia, wages, agriculture, squatting, mining, surgeon, surveying, gold, religion, Protestantism, coal, land sale, convict, Passengers' Act
Language English
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