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Parliamentary Paper - Immigration, Parliament of Victoria, Colony of Victoria, 1853 Document Reg. No: HT 21876

Summary:
Document tabled in the Parliament of Victoria in 1853 from the Acting Immigration Agent entitled 'Immigration', and printed by John Ferres at the Government Printing Office, Melbourne, 1853. This Report outlines a range of issues, analysis and statistics relating to immigration and emigration in Victoria for 1853. This includes: the numbers of arrivals and departures (including impact of gold rush); nature of immigration (assisted and unassisted) and numbers in each category; nature and length of ship voyages and passenger health; statistical breakdown of gender and origin of immigrants (including large numbers of Scottish migrants possibly due to Highlander emigration); references to the Family Colonisation loan Society; and recommendations for continuation of assisted immigration scheme. The substantial appendices present detailed statistics.
Description:
Foolscap size, 38 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, immigrant voyages, gold rushes, settlement, scottish immigration, immigration policies, government policies, british immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: reports
Inscriptions: Text, printed front cover: 1853/VICTORIA/IMMIGRATION/LAID UPON THE COUNCIL TABLE, BY THE COLONIAL SECREATARY,/BY ORDER OF/HIS EXCELLENCY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR,/AND/ORDERED BY THE COUNCIL TO BE PRINTED,/31st August, 1853.
Printer: John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1853
Authorised By: Colony of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1853

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