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Title Emigration. Australia, 1841. Volume 4. Miscellaneous, Public Offices and A to Z
Date 30 Dec 1840 - 31 Dec 1841
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/66
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence.
Description Correspondence from various government offices regarding emigration from Great Britain to Australia, including letters of application and information about assisted emigration, free passage, land prices and grants. Also includes some correspondence regarding skilled migration and the labour market in the Colonies.
Series Description This series contains correspondence relating to British settlement in North America and Australasia, and to Indian indentured labour in the West Indies. Until 1857 it consists of domestic letters alone. The series then ceases and is not resumed until 1872.
Biographical Note / History A Colonial Land and Emigration Commission was created in 1840 to undertake the duties of two earlier and overlapping authorities under the supervision of the secretary of state: the Colonisation Commissioners for South Australia and the Agent General for Emigration. In 1855 it became the Emigration Commission. The commission's powers were gradually given up to the larger colonies as they obtained self-government, and after 1873 it was responsible only for controlling the importation of Indian labour into sugar-producing colonies. It was abolished in 1878 and an Emigration Department was then set up in the Colonial Office. This department was merged with the General Department in 1894, and abolished altogether in 1896.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland; Sweden; Germany
Country (to) Australia; New Zealand
Places Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Paisley, Glasgow, Scotland
Ports Port Philip, Australia; Bristol, Liverpool, Plymouth, England
Nationality English; Irish; Scottish; Swedish; German
Ships Brilliant; Mangles; Royal Saxon; William Brown
People Stephen, James; Earl Russell (Russell, Lord John); Herbert; Trevelyan, Sir Charles Edward; Stanley, Sir Edward; Villiers, Sir Edward; Elliot, Thomas Frederick
Keywords skilled migration, land grant, land price, land sale, pensions, military, bounty bounty system, assisted free passage, labour
Additional Information This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English; Latin
Document(s) linked to Emigration. Australia, 1841. Volume 1. January to April. Commissioners Elliot, Torrens and Villiers
Emigration. Australia, 1841. Volume 2. Commissioners Elliot, Torrens and Villiers
Emigration. Australia, 1841. Volume 3. September to December. Commissioners Elliot, Villiers and [Torrens]
Printed Documents in this Volume Emigration. To Small Farmers, Mechanics and Labourers
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