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Title Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic, 1852-1853
Date 18 Jun 1852 - 30 Aug 1853
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/26
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Letters sent and received by the Australian Secretary of State, many of which refer to European applications for emigration to the Australian colonies. Many letters refer specifically to bounty and assisted emigration schemes, the relaxation of requirements and funds created to support assisted emigration applications. Related printed notices and forms for applying for free passage and bounty emigration are also enclosed. Emigrant selection, principally of unmarried men of the labouring classes is also referred to within these letters, along with the price of passage to Australia and Canada. Alterations and enforcement of the Navigation Act is a common theme of these letters. Prices of lands and the sale of crown lands in Australian colonies and Canada are also noted.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Ships and Shipping Lines; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; Australia
Country (to) Australia; Canada; Unites States of America
Places Tasmania, Australia; Dundee, Scotland; New Zealand
Ports Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality British; European
Ships Prince Rupert; Elizabeth; Clyde
People Russell, Lord John; Barrow, Sir John; Barnard, Edward; Reid, Francis; Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Walcott, Stephen
Keywords land grant, bounty emigration, emigration, navigation, legislation, assisted emigration, finance, land price, colony, colonisation, surveying, administration, government, agent, navy, shipping, passage money, steamboat, land, emigration scheme, land sale, crown lands, law, accounts, labour, legal representation, application, social class, emigrant selection, fare, surveying, employment, surgeon, unmarried, advertisement, wages, expenses, free passage
Language English
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