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Title Emigration. Australia, 1841. Volume 3. September to December. Commissioners Elliot, Villiers and [Torrens]
Date 7 Sep-29 Dec 1841
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/65
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence
Description Correspondence regarding the purchase of land, land in Auckland, bounty orders, crown lands, passage payment and emigrant ships.
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) Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Canada; Australia; New Zealand
Places Western Australia, Australia; Wellington, New Zealand
Ports Port Nicholson, New Zealand
Ships Mangles
People Stephen, Sir James; Villiers, Sir Edward; Stanley, Sir Edward
Keywords emigration, ships, land, land grants, finance, bounty system
Additional Information This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration. Australia, 1841. Volume 1. January to April. Commissioners Elliot, Torrens and Villiers
Emigration. Australia, 1841. Volume 2. Commissioners Elliot, Torrens and Villiers
Emigration. Australia, 1841. Volume 4. Miscellaneous, Public Offices and A to Z
Printed Documents in this Volume A Return of Emigrants on Bounty Who Have Left the United Kingdom in Time to Arrive in New South Wales Within the Year 1841. Together With a Return, as Far as the Same Can be Made Out, of Such Additional Emigrants on Bounty as May be Expected to Sail Before the Close of this Emigration on the 1st Day of November Next
Correspondence Relative to Emigration. Western Australia
New Zealand Flax Observations. Addressed to the Governor of the New Zealand Company
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