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Title Emigration, 1886, Volume 5. Agents (Except Crown Agents), Individuals and Surgeons
Date 15 Jan-10 Jul 1887
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/163
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence.
Description A collection of documents relating to emigration schemes, state-aided emigration, and different methods of allowing the unemployed to emigrate from Great Britain to Australia. There are also documents relating to remigration of Indian indentured labourers and movement of these labourers between India and the West Indies. As well as documents relating to the Emigration Bureau and surgeon superintendents responsible for indentured workers.
Series Description This series contains correspondence relating to British settlement in North America and Australasia, and to Indian indentured labour in the West Indies. Until 1857 it consists of domestic letters alone. The series then ceases and is not resumed until 1872.
Biographical Note / History A Colonial Land and Emigration Commission was created in 1840 to undertake the duties of two earlier and overlapping authorities under the supervision of the secretary of state: the Colonisation Commissioners for South Australia and the Agent General for Emigration. In 1855 it became the Emigration Commission. The commission's powers were gradually given up to the larger colonies as they obtained self-government, and after 1873 it was responsible only for controlling the importation of Indian labour into sugar-producing colonies. It was abolished in 1878 and an Emigration Department was then set up in the Colonial Office. This department was merged with the General Department in 1894, and abolished altogether in 1896.
Theme(s) Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Politics, Legislation and Governance; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Remigration
Country (from) India; Great Britain
Country (to) Australia; Canada; South Africa; St. Kitts; Fiji; Mauritius; Trinidad; Jamaica; British Guiana
Places Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Australia; Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; Hackney, London, England
Ports Natal, South Africa; Calcutta, India
Nationality Indian; English
Ships Moy; Boyne; Avoca; Bann; Mairi Bahn
People Bannow, W; Baldwin, R; Cracknell, J C; Fryer, Reverend A T; Fox, J W; Hoge, J C; Kimber, H; Lawrence, J; Mitchell, Charles; Nairn, H; O'Neill, J H; Pogson, E; Pallise, E; Rivington, A; Shaw, T C; Scholes, J H; Trew, Reverend J; Tuke, J; Tripp, C G; Tanner, H; White, A; Wakefield, E J; White, A; Shaw, T C; Cecil, H; Hardwicke, Dr E A; Hughes, P; Clarkson, J B; Warnder, G W; Nourse, James; Grant, J T; Fawcett, Professor Henry; Kimber, Henry; Earl Granville (Leveson-Gower, Granville George)
Keywords emigration, emigration scheme, assisted emigration, labourer, collie, indentured labour, unemployment, child migration, corporal punishment, trade, trader, compensation, government, parliament, remigration, marriage, law, family, disability, surgeon, medical services, crime, Crown Agent, finance, demolition, telegraph, agriculture, livestock, crops, harvest, religion, Bible
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration (Coolie Immigration), 1886. Volume 1. Eastern, Australian, West Indian (Except British Guiana), and Miscellaneous Colonies
Emigration (and Coolie Immigration), 1886. Volume 2. Despatches: British Guiana
Emigration (and Coolie Immigration), 1886. Volume 3. Despatches: British Guiana
Emigration (and Coolie Immigration), 1886. Volume 4. Offices, Companies and Crown Agents
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