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Title New South Wales Original Correspondence – Secretary of State. Port Jackson: Offices and Individuals
Date Jul-Dec 1803
Document Type Correspondence; Financial Papers; Legal Papers
Reference CO 201/28
Library / Archive The National Archives
Collection Name Colonial Office and Predecessors: New South Wales Original Correspondence
Description Correspondence, invoices and contracts relating to the settlement of New South Wales, including copies of out-letters. The correspondence covers petitions (largely from members of the public seeking to become free settlers), the supply of money in New South Wales, the introduction of sheep and cattle to the colony, the tendering of convict ships, the conduct of Governor King and other officials, the provisioning of ships in the colony and lists of transportees.
Series Description This series contains original correspondence relating to New South Wales. Also includes correspondence relating to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) up to 1825.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Politics, Legislation and Governance; Journey Conditions; Ships and Shipping Lines; Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain; Ireland
Country (to) Australia
Places New South Wales, Australia; Spithead, England
Ports Deptford, Portsmouth, London, England; Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia; Rio di Janeiro, Brazil; Calcutta, India
Nationality English; Irish; European
Ships Atlas; Coromandel; Buffalo; Experiment; Calcutta
People Lord Hobart (Hobart, Vere Henry); King, Governor Philip Gidley; Vansittart, Nicholas
Keywords transportation, female emigration, assisted emigration, child migration, land claim, land grant, victualling, army, surgeon, public health, artisan, luggage, labour, labourer, clothing, agent, shipping, food, victualling, East India Company, administration, money, finance, farming, agriculture, employment
Language English
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