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Title Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic, 1849-1850
Author Hawes, Benjamin; Merivale, Herman; Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick
Date 26 May 1849 - 28 Sep 1850
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/24
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 free passages, the emigration of schoolmasters, sale of crown lands, treatment of emigrants onboard ship, the emigration of families of convicts, Irish emigration, emigration of married women, emigration of women of 'bad character', the settlement of Canterbury, immigration returns and related matters. Also includes a letter regarding exploration expeditions.
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
Country (to) Australia; New Zealand
Places New South Wales, Australia; California, United States
Ports Sydney, New South Wales, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia; Canterbury, New Zealand; Cork, Ireland
Nationality English; Irish; European
Ships Equestrian; Agincourt; Ramilies; Thomas Arbuthnot; Barrempore; Indians; Ameer; Subraon; Godeffroy; Mary Shepherd; Steadfast; Scindian; Constance; Ascendant; Victoria; Diana
People Beddon, Commodore; Earl of Crawford (Lindsay, Alexander); Stephen, Sir A; La Beche, Sir H L; Trevelyan, Sir Charles Edward; Williams, Archdeacon Henry
Keywords emigration, agent, government, surgeon, education, convict, cotton, Catholicism, orphan, child migration, employment, labour, pauper, female emigration, New Zealand Company, Canterbury Association, poor laws, workhouse, geology, settlement, quarantine, mining, surveying, immigration, farming, domestic service, legislation, railway
Language English
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