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Title Victoria, The British "El Dorado;" or, Melbourne in 1869. Shewing the Advantages of that Colony as a Field for Emigration
Author Rooking Carter, Charles
Date 1870
Document Type Printed Book
Publisher Information Edward Stanford
Reference HT 4919
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name Emigrant Guides and Promotional Material
Description Carter's book attempts to inform people as to the great opportunities in Victoria, although he tries to show "the dark as well as the bright surface." (p. viii). Includes two colour 'views' (painted illustrations) and a colour map.
Biographical Note / History Carter wrote the book on returning from Victoria to Britain in 1870, when he discovered that the old country was in a poor state economically, and that although the question of emigration was receiving a large amount of public attention there was a general lack of knowledge as to the real conditions in Australia.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Remigration
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Australia
Places Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ports Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Nationality English; Irish; Chinese
Keywords emigration, immigration, colony, assisted emigration, shipping, wages, labour, railway, empire, food, burial and graves, entertainment, public life, education, mining, gold rush, gold, travel, tourism, farming, livestock
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