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Booklet - Immigration & Labor Bureau, 'Land Settlement in Victoria', Crown Lands Department, 1915 Document Reg. No: HT 13723

Summary:
Booklet titled 'Land Settlement in Victoria, Australia' produced by the Immigration & Labor Bureau, Crown Lands Department, Melbourne, for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco, in 1915. The booklet includes sections that provide information for intending settlers including: irrigation areas, how to get from America to Victoria, dairying, wheat-growing, fruit-growing, vine-growing, and information about State Savings Bank loans to farmers.

This is one of many such booklets issued by the Victorian Government in the first two decades of the 20th century, promoting land settlement in Victoria, particularly through the financial support provided immigrants through the Closer Settlement Act. The main target for intending immigrants was Britain, making this booklet unusual as it was developed to target American migrants. Booklets were also produced to encourage city dwellers and other Australians to move to Victorian rural areas.
Description:
Booklet with extensive text and black and whit images.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 15.60 cm (Width), 24.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, agriculture, promotional materials, settlement, irrigation, migration settlement, immigration selection, migration schemes
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Settlement Schemes
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: LAND/Settlement/in/VICTORIA/AUSTRALIA/PANAMA-PACIFIC/INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION/SAN FRANCISCO/1915.
Publisher: Victoria: Crown Lands & Survey Department, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1915
Place & Date Used: San Francisco, California, United States of America, 1915

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