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Parliamentary Paper - Immigration, Parliament of Victoria, Colony of Victoria, 1854 Document Reg. No: HT 21882

Summary:
Document tabled in the Parliament of Victoria in 1854 from the Immigration Agent entitled 'Immigration'. This Report outlines a range of issues, analysis and statistics relating to immigration and emigration in Victoria for 1854, including the following: numbers of arrivals and departures (noting numbers slightly down but so also mortality rate on ships); nature of immigration (assisted and unassisted) and numbers in each category (noting unassisted migration down and departures for Europe is on the increase; and that Chinese arrivals are increasing); nature and length of ship voyages and passenger health (including quarantining issues); statistical breakdown of gender and origin of immigrants; colonial wage rates; recommendations for immigrant selection, management and dispersal (emphasising agricultural and domestic workers), noting that quality of married couples and domestic women is inferior to 1853; and commentary on Immigrant Homes and Asylums and the Sanitary Station at Point Nepean. 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, chinese immigration, 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: 1854/VICTORIA/IMMIGRATION./LAID UPON THE COUNCIL TABLE, BY THE COLONIAL SECREATARY,/BY COMMAND OF/HIS EXCELLENCY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR,/AND/ORDERED BY THE COUNCIL TO BE PRINTED,/27th September, 1854.
Printer: John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 Sep 1854
Authorised By: Colony of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1854

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