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Title Life's Work As It Is; or, The Emigrant's Home in Australia
Author Etta Neville, Emma
Date 1867
Document Type Printed Book
Publisher Information Sampson Low, Son & Marston
Reference HT 1042
Library / Archive Museum Victoria
Collection Name Emigrant Guides and Promotional Material
Description The novel follows the concurrent emigrant stories of various people, from their decisions to leave England, departure, journey, arrival and their settlement, which takes up the majority of the novel. The final chapter and Appendix looks at Practical Hints to Emigrants and information about facilities, wages and immigration regulations.
Biographical Note / History Emma Etta Neville appears to have lived in South Australia for several years and her stated aim was to dispel the myths about Australia and present it as a settled, civilised country; vast and principally of working people and opportunities. Numerous guides and novels relating to migrating to Australia and the settler experiences were written during the 19th century. They are often from the perspective of one who has already made the journey and lived in Australia, aiming to provide knowledge for the prospective emigrant back in England. Some were purely novels, others purely guides. This book is both. Emma later published another Australian novel 'Colymbia' in London in 1873.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Nationality English; Irish
Keywords emigration, immigration, colony, assisted emigration, shipping, wages, labour, legislation
Additional Information The vendor has been able to identify the otherwise anonymous author through having handled another copy of this book which was inscribed 'with the love of the authoress Etta Neville'. Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Museum Victoria catalogue.
Catalogue Link Museum Victoria Catalogue
Language English
Copyright Museum Victoria