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Title Cape of Good Hope Land Returns
Date 1841-1845
Document Type Legal Papers
Reference CO 48/259
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Cape of Good Hope Colony (Cape Colony), Original Correspondence
Description Land and immigration returns for the Cape Colony, comprising records of migrants to the colony, surveying staff employed, land under lease, land grants, land sales and the use of Crown Land. Contains extensive manuscript notes regarding Crown Lands for the period covered.
Series Description This series consists of original correspondence relating to Cape of Good Hope, later Cape Colony. Included are reports and papers of the Commissioners of Eastern Inquiry, 1825 to 1834.
Biographical Note / History After some dispute as to ownership of the Cape of Good Hope between colonial powers, the territory was recaptured by the British in 1806 and formally became a British colony in 1814. In 1910 Cape Colony became a province of the new Union of South Africa.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Remigration
Country (from) Great Britain; Australia; Uruguay
Country (to) South Africa
Places Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Ports Montevideo, Uruguay; Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Nationality English; European
Keywords land, land sale, land price, land grant, agriculture, farming, labour, labourer, surveying, town planning, female emigration, emigration, child migration, remigration, shipping
Language English
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