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Parliamentary Paper - Immigration, Parliament of Victoria, Colony of Victoria, 1858 Document Reg. No: HT 21886

Summary:
Document tabled in the Parliament of Victoria in 1858 from the Immigration Agent entitled 'Immigration: Report of the Immigration Agent Upon Colonial Emigration and Immigration, For the Year 1858'. This Report outlines a range of issues and statistics relating to immigration and emigration in Victoria for 1858, although it does not include the lengthy preamble and analysis of parliamentary reports prior to 1856. This report includes the following tables: numbers of arrivals and departures; nature of immigration (assisted and unassisted) and numbers in each category, it focuses on Chinese arrivals in particular; nature and length of ship voyages and passenger health, especially state of incoming ships; statistical breakdown of gender and origin of immigrants (including their education and quality) highlights ongoing need for female domestic servants and agricultural workers. The substantial appendices present detailed statistics.
Description:
Foolscap size, 32 page blue paper document, typed on all sides and spine sewn.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Archives of Australia, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 341 mm (Height), 215 mm (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, printed front cover: VICTORIA/IMMIGRATION./REPORT/OF THE/IMMIGRATION AGENT/UPON/COLONIAL EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION/FOR THE YEAR 1858/PRESENTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY'S COMMAND.
Printer: John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1858
Authorised By: Colony of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1858

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