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Title Australia Letters from Secretary of State. Domestic, 1862-1871. Volume 19
Date 9 Dec 1862 - 9 Dec 1871
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/30
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 government emigration schemes to encourage European applications for emigration to the Australian colonies. Common subject matters range from immigration returns and schedules of emigrant ships to applications made by convicts for family members to be given free or assisted passage. Many letters refer to female emigration, applications made by unmarried women wishing to emigrate to Australia, and refer to fees earnt by emigrant selectors raising female servants for emigration. The Mexican government's scheme to encourage immigration into their country is also referred to, along with the state of British emigrants in Brazil.
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; Ireland; China; India
Country (to) Australia; Brazil
Places Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, Australia; Otago, New Zealand; Cadiz, Spain; India; Mexico; Canada; South Carolina, United States
Ports Liverpool, England; Cork, Ireland
Nationality English; European; Irish; Chinese; Asian; Indian; Mexican
Ships Burlington; Mary Harriston; Amazon; Strathmore; Cattle Eden
People Rogers, Frederick; Walker, Samuel; Hamilton-Gordon, Arthur; Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Hill Sir Rowland; Murdoch, Thomas William Clinton; Lord Knutsford (Holland, Lord Henry Thurstan); Walpole, H; Cochrane, Sir Alexander; Henry, James William; Wells, Thomas; Wade, Frederick
Keywords emigration, emigration scheme, colony, colonisation, shipping, port, commissionaires, female emigration, unmarried, trade, customs, agriculture, skilled emigration, emigration scheme, convict, passage money, finance, expenses, application, free passage, legislation, harbour, family, assisted emigration, Passengers' Act, port, land, wages, wine, oil, tobacco, vineyard, medical staff, pull factors, regulations, indentured labour, property, ship ventilation, government, agent, crown lands, Admiralty, relief, pauper, pension, foreign policy, colony conditions
Language English
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