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Title Colonization Circular. Issued by her Majesty's Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners. no. 1, 4-22. 1843-1863
Date 13 May 1843 - 1863
Document Type Report; Printed Book
Publisher Information HMSO
Reference B.S.7e/1
Library / Archive British Library
Collection Name General Reference Collection
Description These occasional (later annual) guides were produced by the British Government to help inform emigrants and emigration officials. They include: Emigration Officers and their duties; cost of passage to the various colonies; advice to emigrants; effects of passengers dying on the voyage; notes on assisted passage schemes; expenses incurred by emigrants, such as passage rates; demand for labour in the colonies; prices in the colonies; wages in the colonies. There are also good notes on the disposal of crown lands in places as diverse as Ceylon, Hong Kong, New Zealand, North America and the Falkland Islands. There are details of timber licences in Australia and the discovery of goldfields. Also included is information on the Passengers' Act and indentured labour.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Motives for Emigration; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Journey Conditions; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain; India; China; United States of America
Country (to) United States of America; Canada; Australia; Sri Lanka; New Zealand; China; South Africa; the Falklands; West Indies; Sierra Leone, St Helena; India; Mauritius; British Guiana; Trinidad
Places London, England; Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Vancouver, Newfoundland, Canada; New York City, New York, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; The Cape of Good Hope, South Africa; New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand
Ports Port Phillip, Australia; Hong Kong, China
Nationality English; Scottish; Irish; Chinese
People Walcott, Sir Stephen
Keywords legislation, emigration, passage, costs, advice, death, sickness and health, emigration scheme, assisted passage, free passage, labour, settlement, building, danger, land, land grant, gold, gold rush, gold fields, timber, trade, Colonial tax, wages, prices, population, emigration returns, trade, skilled migration, rations, provisions, Poor Law, agriculture, crime, imports, exports, bounty, indenture, fisheries, expenses, Passengers' Act, shipping, climate, mining, miners
Language English
Document(s) linked to The First Seven General Reports of the Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners 1840 to 1847
Copyright British Library