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Title Emigration, its Necessity and Advantages
Date 1840
Document Type Pamphlet
Publisher Information W. C. Featherstone, Exeter
Reference SH 990723
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name Emigrant Guides and Promotional Material
Description The pamphlet outlines the privations of the working poor of England and states that the solution lies in the emigration of suitable people "to the healthy and eminently thriving colonies of this great Colonial Empire" which "possess a genial climate, where labour is in great demand, and where every honest and well-conducted man can not only support his family but greatly improve his and their position". The pamphlet extols the virtues of Melbourne and informs prospective emigrants of weather, occupations, costs of travel to Australia and setting out statistics for sheep farming. It also urges the Poor Law Guardians to consider raising funds to send poor families to the colony.
Biographical Note / History It is likely the booklet was produced by the shipping company Australian Packet Ships, as it promotes New South Wales, including Port Phillip, as the only decent colony for emigration.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places New South Wales, Australia
Ports Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality English
Keywords poverty, emigration, animals, statistics, weather, employment, shipping, Australian Packet Ships
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Museum Victoria catalogue.
Catalogue Link Museums Victoria Catalogue
Language English
Copyright Museums Victoria