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Parliamentary Paper - Immigration, Parliament of Victoria, Colony of Victoria, 1856 Object Reg. No: HT 13842

Summary:
Document tabled in the Parliament of Victoria for the Acting Immigration Agent in 1856 entitled 'Immigration. Report of the Acting Immigration Agent upon Colonial Emigration and Immigration for the Year 1855'. This Report outlines a range of issues and statistics relating to immigration and emigration in Victoria for 1855, including the following: numbers of arrivals and departures; nature of immigration (assisted and unassisted) and numbers in each category; nature and length of ship voyages and passenger health; statistical breakdown of gender and origin of immigrants; recommendations for immigrant selection, management and dispersal (emphasising agricultural and domestic workers); and proposals for changing the systems of administering funds. The substantial appendices presents detailed statistics on assisted and unassisted immigration and emigration.
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Foolscap size, 64 page blue paper document, typed on all sides and spine sewn.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 35.00 cm (Height), 21.80 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, settlement, immigration policies, government policies
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: reports
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: 1856/VICTORIA/IMMIGRATION/REPORT/OF THE/ACTING IMMIGRATION AGENT/UPON/COLONIAL EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION/FOR THE YEAR 1855.
Printer: John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1856
Authorised By: Colony of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1856

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