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Title Australia: Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic, 1858-1862. Volume 18
Date 9 Jan 1858 - 18 Dec 1862
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/29
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Letters mainly sent and received by the Australian Secretary of State, many of which refer to European applications to emigrate to the Australian colonies. Returns of land sales, deeds to allotments and purchase of crown lands are regularly discussed, as are enquiries into free and assisted passage. Other letters refer specifically to legislation passed to regulate and restrict immigration of Chinese labourers into Australia, particularly in New South Wales. Applications are also made by families of convicts already transported to Australia and there are several letters transmitting data on the population, employment, religious beliefs and other statistics from the Australian colonies.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Ships and Shipping Lines; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Great Britain; Germany; China; India; Ireland
Country (to) Australia
Places New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia, Australia; New Zealand; Jamaica; Paisley, Scotland
Ports Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Dublin, Ireland
Nationality English; European; Irish; German; Chinese; Indian; Asian; Scottish
Ships Julia Ann; Lincelles; Eleanor
People Merivale, Herman (1806-1874); Fletcher, John; Trevelyan, Sir Charles Edward; Baron Taunton (Labouchere, Henry); Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Hamilton-Gordon, Arthur; Murdoch, Thomas William Clinton; Rogers, Frederick; Kenedy, Philip
Keywords emigration, emigration scheme, colony, colonisation, shipping, port, admiralty, commissionaires, land, assisted emigration, expedition, banking, family, legislation, crown lands, tax, free passage, women, emigrant selection, convict, transportation, expenses, application, allotments, navy, military, steamboat, land sale, finance, shipping inspection, surgeon, population, administration, mechanics, petition, agent, pensioners, trade, population, expenditure, statistics, accommodation, passenger, customs, legislation, medical staff, agriculture, cotton, shipwreck, regulations, female emigration, charity
Language English
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