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Parliamentary Paper - Emigration and Immigration, Parliament of Victoria, Colony of Victoria, 1855 Document Reg. No: HT 21883

Summary:
Document tabled in the Parliament of Victoria in 1855 from the Immigration Agent entitled 'Emigration and Immigration: Report of the Immigration Agent Upon Colonial Emigration and Immigration, For the Year 1854'. This Report outlines a range of issues, analysis and statistics relating to immigration and emigration in Victoria for 1854. It includes the following: numbers of arrivals and departures; nature of immigration (assisted and unassisted) and numbers in each category (including steady increase of assisted females and noting importance of equalising the gender ratios); nature and length of ship voyages and passenger health (noting decreased mortality rate on ships and recommendations for passenger numbers); recommendations on more even dispersal of ships across Victorian ports; statistical breakdown of gender and origin of immigrants (including their education and quality particularly of Irish migrants); recommendations for immigrant selection, management and dispersal (emphasising agricultural and domestic workers); colonial wage rates; and proposals for changing the systems of administering immigration, including simplifying nomination schemes; and mention of need for funding for facilitating gold diggings journey with mention of Caroline Chisholm's Shelter Sheds. The substantial appendices present detailed statistics.
Description:
Foolscap size, 42 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, immigrant homes
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: reports
Inscriptions: Text, printed front cover: 1855/VICTORIA/EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION./REPORT/OF/THE ACTING IMMIGRATION AGENT/UPON/COLONIAL EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION/FOR THE YEAR/1854/LAID UPON THE COUNCIL TABLE, BY THE CHIEF SECREATARY,/BY COMMAND OF/HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR,/AND/ORDERED BY THE COUNCIL TO BE PRINTED,/28th November, 1855
Printer: John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Nov 1855
Authorised By: Colony of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1855

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