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Letter - James MacLeod to George White, Berth available on SS Gothic, 31 Jan 1912 Document Reg. No: HT 16869

Letter to Mr George White from James MacLeod, Land Settlement and Emigration Commissioner, dated 31 January 1912. The letter is entitled 'Artisans' and informs Mr White that there is a berth available on the SS Gothic, sailing from London on 28 February. The letter states the berth will be booked once the £6 passage money has been received.
Single page typed letter with letterhead titled: 'Victorian Land Settlement and Emigration Department.' Address Victorian Government Office, Melbourne Place, Strand, London.
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: 253.0 mm (Height), 203.0 mm (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 31st, 1912.
Sender: James MacLeod, London, England, Great Britain, 31 Jan 1912
Addressed To: George White, Stockport, Cheshire, England, Great Britain, 31 Jan 1912

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