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Title The First Seven General Reports of the Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners
Date 1840-1869
Document Type Report; Printed Book
Publisher Information HMSO
Reference B.S.7e/3
Library / Archive British Library
Collection Name General Reference Collection
Description These reports look at the progress of the colonies in the year with notes on Land Revenue, Emigration, livestock, ships despatched by the Commissioners, children of former emigrants sent out, emigration of single women and of Irish orphans, immigrants from Singapore, trade and manufacturing, sale of Crown lands, colonial emigrant acts, immigration to the West Indies from India and China and legislation regulating emigration and immigration. Includes an extremely useful index at the end of the document.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Motives for Emigration; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Journey Conditions; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation
Country (from) Great Britain; India; China; United States of America; St Helena; Brazil; Ireland
Country (to) Australia; Canada; British Guiana; Bahamas; Trinidad; Jamaica; New Zealand; South Africa; The Falklands; Sierra Leone; Tobago; Honduras; Mauritius; Sri Lanka; Brazil; Madeira; Cuba; United States of America
Places London, England; New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania, Australia; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Canada; Cape of Good Hope, South Africa; Heligoland, Germany; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Havana, Cuba; Texas, United States
Ports Port Phillip, Port Essington, Australia; Hong Kong, China; Calcutta, Madras, India; London, Bristol, Liverpool, Hull, Newcastle, Plymouth, Sunderland, Yarmouth, England; Cardiff, Newport, Wales; Aberdeen, Glasgow, Greenock, Scotland; Belfast, Cork, Dunlin, Limerick, Londonderry, Sligo, Waterford, Ireland
Nationality English; Irish; Scottish; Chinese; Indian
Ships Burhanpooter
People Elliot, Sir Thomas Frederick; Villiers, Sir Edward; Earl Russell; Fitzroy, Major General Lord
Keywords legislation, emigration, passage, costs, advice, death, sickness and health, emigration scheme, assisted passage, free passage, labour, settlement, building, danger, land, land grant, gold, gold rush, gold fields, timber, trade, Colonial tax, wages, prices, population, emigration returns, trade, skilled migration, rations, provisions, Poor Law, agriculture, crime, imports, exports, bounty, indenture, fisheries, expenses, Passengers' Act, shipping, climate, mining, miners, female emigration, livestock, parliamentary papers
Language English
Document(s) linked to Colonization Circular. Issued by her Majesty's Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners. no. 1, 4-22. 1843-1863
Copyright British Library