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Title Homes and Homesteads in the Land of Plenty: A Handbook of Victoria as a Field for Emigration
Author Ballantyne, Rev James
Date 1871
Document Type Printed Book
Publisher Information Mason, Firth & McCutcheon
Reference HT 16887
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name Emigrant Guides and Promotional Material
Description Covers immigration to Victoria, settlement, employment, agriculture, recreation, life in Melbourne, mining, education, government and much more. In the preface, the author lists the reasons for writing the book, which include that there is room in Victoria for all who choose to come; that Victoria needs more people, and that the men most wanted are those "who would come on their own independent footing – men of spirit, energy, and a little capital. It is mainly for such that this little book is written."
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ports Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Nationality English; Scottish; Chinese
Ships SS Great Britain
Keywords emigration, immigration, colony, assisted emigration, shipping, wages, labour, food, public life, education, mining, gold rush, gold, farming, settlement, employment, agriculture, entertainment, family, industry, religion, statistics, diamonds
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