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Title Emigration Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic. Volume 1
Author Viscount Goderich (Robinson, Frederick John); Hay, R W; Lord Howick (Grey, Henry)(1802-1894); Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick
Date 1 Mar-22 Dec 1831
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/12
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Letters sent on behalf of the Commissioners for Emigration in Great Britain, referring to prices of crown lands in the Australian and Canadian colonies, revisions made to the Emigration Bill, applications made by pensioners of the Chelsea Hospital to emigrate and royal authorisation of free passage to emigrants. Some letters note the cost of conveying British emigrants to Australia, the rate of wages, application processes for unmarried men and women and amounts charged by ship owners for transporting working class emigrants to Australia. At the end of this volume there is an index listing letters by date, recipient and a brief summary of their contents.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) Australia; Canada; United States of America
Places London, England; Glasgow, Scotland; Swan River, Perth, Tasmania, New South Wales, Australia
Ports Sydney, Australia; Liverpool, England; Leith, Cork, Ireland
Nationality English; Scottish; French; Irish; European; Australian
Ships Marianne
People Ashe, Reverend Henry; Boyd, Douglas; Boyce, William; Duke of Richmond (Gordon-Lennox, Charles); Lindsay, Thomas; Stephen, Sir James
Keywords legislation, emigration, land, land sale, colony, colonisation, administration, finance, agent, parliament, government, free passage, assisted emigration, shipping, passage money, wages, employment, labour, application, newspaper, women, ship owner, social class, pensioners, Chelsea Hospital, pension, debt, commissionaires, demographics, fraud, navy, unmarried, female emigration, court, children, family, land grant, loan, mechanics, skilled emigration, bounty emigration, steerage, customs, regulations, naturalisation, societies, convict
Language English
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