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Parliamentary Paper - Immigrants, Parliament of Victoria, Colony of Victoria, 1853 Object Reg. No: HT 13841

Summary:
Document tabled in the Parliament of Victoria from the Immigration Agent in 1853 entitled 'Immigrants. Report from the Immigration Agent Relative to Public Institutions for General Immigrants'. The document includes reports outlining the number, extent and amount of accommodation erected with the aid of Public Funds for the provision of temporary immigrant shelter. The six accommodations documented are: the Government Houseless Immigrants' Home at Prince's Bridge; the Government Immigrants' Home at Batman's Hill; the Public Houseless Immigrants' Home at South Yarra; the Wesleyan Immigrants Home; the Immigrants' Aid Society; and the Family Colonization Society. The document provides statistics of those immigrants assisted over a three month period in 1853 and comments on the general good behaviour of those assisted. The Report includes statements of expenditure, outlines additions to buildings, changes in house regulations and such developments as the erecting of a temporary fever hospital at Canvas Town; and attaches Rules and By-laws for the Government Asylums for Houseless Immigrants in Batman Hill and South Yarra and the Princes Hill Institution.
Description:
Foolscap size, 16 page blue paper document, typed on all sides and spine sewn.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 34.40 cm (Height), 21.80 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, settlement, immigration policies, government policies, patrick carty, ship ticket
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Temporary Aid Society, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: administration
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: 1853/VICTORIA/IMMIGRANTS/REPORT/FROM THE/IMMIGRATION AGENT/RELATIVE TO/PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS FOR GENERAL/IMMIGRANTS.
Printer: John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1853
Authorised By: Colony of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1853

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