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Title Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic, 1848-1849
Author Hawes, Benjamin; Merivale, Herman; Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick
Date 12 Apr 1848 - 21 May 1849
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/23
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Entry book of correspondence on Australian emigration. Letters discuss free passages and applications for passage, Indian labourers, female migration and convict families, Irish orphans, Scotch emigrants, selection of emigrants, grants of crown lands, wasteland sale, cholera at emigration ports, immigration returns and related matters. Also includes letters relating to English refugees leaving France.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Ships and Shipping Lines; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland; India
Country (to) Australia; Mauritius
Places New South Wales, Tasmania, Australia
Ports Calais, France; Deptford, England
Nationality English; Irish; Indian; German; Scottish; Australian Aborigine; European
Ships Dorothy; Abberton; Sir Edward Parry; Fairlie; Royal Saxon; William Stewart; Ameer; Roman Emperor
People Trevelyan, Sir Charles Edward
Keywords emigration, agent, government, education, assisted emigration, coolie, family, child migration, orphan, legislation, convict, female emigration, Cooksland Emigration Company, priest, pauper, wages, labour, employment, refugee, geology, mining, health and sickness, disease, cholera, railway, shipping, steamboat, surgeon, poor laws
Language English
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