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Title The Australian Emigrant's Manual; or, A Guide to the Gold Colonies of New South Wales and Port Phillip
Author Dunmore Lang, John
Date 1852
Document Type Printed Book
Publisher Information Partridge and Oakey, London
Reference HT 8393
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name Emigrant Guides and Promotional Material
Description One of several books written by Lang promoting migration to Australia and includes information about the price of passage, where to settle, agriculture and gold digging in Australia.
Biographical Note / History Born and educated in Scotland, Lang was the first Presbyterian minister in Sydney in 1823, and soon became a tireless advocate for immigration and education. He organised the migration of Scottish tradesmen and their families to Sydney in 1830, and promoted several other immigration schemes. In 1843 he was elected to represent the Port Phillip District in the Legislative Council in Sydney, and became an early advocate of separation of the Port Phillip colony from New South Wales. In 1846 he sailed to Britain to promote migration to Australia through pamphlets, lectures, journalism and books.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ports Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Nationality English; Scottish; Irish
Keywords emigration, immigration, agricuture, gold rush, mining, prospecting, religion, education, gold, Protestantism, cotton, food, commerce
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