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Letter - S. Whitehead to George White, Receipt of Assisted Passage Application, 5 Jan 1912 Document Reg. No: HT 16866

Summary:
Letter from S. Whitehead, Official Representative for Artisan Immigration, to Mr George White in Stockport, England, dated 5 January. The letter acknowledges receipt of the assisted passage application form. It explains that requests to bring families is not possible due to limited accommodation on board the ships and that married men should subsequently nominate their families for reduced rate fares.
Description:
Single page letter typed letter with letterhead titled: 'Victorian Land Settlement and Emigration Department.'
Statement Of Significance:
This small collection of documents traces the process of one man's application for artisan assisted passage, illustrating the agencies involved, the targeting of particular categories of migrants, and the assistance available to immigrants from the UK. It is a period when the states still controlled assisted migration selection and intake, prior to the Commonwealth assuming this responsibility in1921. The documents reflect the tenor of the era for proactive recruitment of migrants for the UK and the collaborative arrangements between immigration and related agents in Britain and Australia to encourage British migration.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Stephen White, 2007
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30.10 cm (Height), 20.30 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, immigrant voyages, correspondence, immigration policies, english immigration, immigration selection
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, George White, English Migrant, 1912
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: Victorian Land Settlement and Emigration Department/VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICE/MELBOURNE PLACE, STRAND/LONDON, W.C./January 5th 1912.
Sender: S. Whitehead, London, England, Great Britain, 5 Jan 1912
Addressed To: George White, Stockport, Cheshire, England, Great Britain, 5 Jan 1912

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