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Title New South Wales: Letters from Secretary of State, 1832-1833
Author Hay, R W
Date 28 Sep 1832 - 20 Jun 1833
Document Type Correspondence
Reference CO 385/5
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Entry Books
Description Administrative letters sent by R. W. Hay to Major General Bourke referring to financial dispatches to be paid to masters and agents of passenger ships transporting British emigrants to New South Wales. These letters relay detailed information relative to the assisted migration of British families travelling to Australia, giving specific information regarding ships, passengers and their professions, ages and accompanying family members. Unmarried women and men skilled in engineering, making clothes, furniture and equestrian products are amongst the most commonly noted passengers here, with cancelled payments crossed out on several pages. One letter dated 15 March 1833 also directs Bourke to "pay all the amounts on behalf of passengers by the ship the Princess Elizabeth into the hands of the Australian Banking Company in the event of Mr Edward Thompson's absence". There is an index at the back listing amounts to be advanced against individual names to whom they were granted and the page number on which each letter appears.
Series Description This series contains entry books of correspondence on emigration.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines; Politics, Legislation and Governance
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places London, England
Ports New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian; English; European
Ships Princess Elizabeth; Prince Regent; Ellen; William; Caroline; Gulnare; Lunar; Eliza; Enchantress; Hibernia; George Hibbert; Macclesfield; Strathfieldsaye; Palambam; Westmoreland; Thomas; Indiana; Richard Reynolds; Curler; Esther
People Bourke, Major General Sir Richard; Thompson, Edward; Viscount Goderich (Robinson, Frederick John); Spark, W A B; Arthur, Colonel George
Keywords finance, banking, travel, emigration, emigration, passenger, family, children, women, colonisation, colony, assisted emigration, bounty emigration, skilled emigration, passage money, labour, agent, shipping, carpenter, demographics, clothing, butcher, tailor, marriage, female emigration, furniture, engineering, transportation, weaver, food, construction, employment
Language English
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