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Title Emigration. North America and Australia, 1833. Volume 1. Emigration Committee and Agents
Date 7 Feb 1833 - 7 Jan 1834
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference CO 384/32
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence
Description Letters of application from prospective settlers to Australia as well as documents such as passenger lists, articles on skilled migration and examples of application forms.
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
Country (to) Australia
Places New South Wales, Australia
Nationality English
Ships Layton
People Low, Robert
Keywords emigration, colony, petition, soldier, settlement, land, travel, passenger, government, assisted emigration, exploitation, women, skilled migration, passenger list, disease
Additional Information This volume includes searchable printed documents.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Emigration. North America and Australia, 1833. Volume 2. Public offices and A to Z
Printed Documents in this Volume Emigration of Females to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Quebec Emigrant Society, Annual Report
The Quebec Gazette
For the Information of Emigrants
General Information, From the Circular of the Commissioners for Emigration, Dated Colonial Office, 18th July 1831
Emigration Application Form
An Act Regulating Passenger Ships and Vessels
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