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Title New Zealand Company, Original Correspondence from Land and Emigration Commissioners
Author Walcott, Stephen; Walpole, John; Murdoch, Thomas William Clinton
Date 1841-1858
Document Type Correspondence; Financial Papers; Report
Reference CO 208/129
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name New Zealand Company Original Correspondence, etc.
Description Correspondence from the Land and Emigration Commissioners to the New Zealand Company, accompanied by a number of copy out-letters and printed documents. The contents of the file are largely related to eligibility for free passage, victualling, healthcare, the tender of shipping and the disposal of land. Includes a copy of Colonisation Circular No. 8, August 1848.
Series Description This series contains original correspondence and entry books of the New Zealand Company which were handed over to the Colonial Office after the surrender of the company's charters in 1850. Also included are minutes, accounts, registers of emigrants and land transfer records.
Biographical Note / History The New Zealand Company was a chartered company formed in 1839 and incorporated in 1841 with power to buy, sell, settle and cultivate land in New Zealand. It did not prove a satisfactory agency for colonising New Zealand and was induced to surrender its charters in 1850. It was finally dissolved in 1858.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Ships and Shipping Lines; Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) New Zealand
Places Otago, New Zealand
Ports New Plymouth, Wellington, Port Nelson, New Zealand; Plymouth, England
Nationality English; European
Ships Duke of Roxburghe; Clifton; Burman; Lloyds; Essex; Blenheim; George Fyfe; Prince of Wales; Louisa Campbell; Protector
People Earl Russell (Russell, Lord John); Pakington, Sir John
Keywords surgeon, eligibility, female emigration, child migration, emigration, artisan, assisted emigration, land, legislation, land sale, land grant, crown lands, land claim, money, finance, regulations, agent, administration, victualling, food, surgeon, health and sickness
Language English
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