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Booklet - 'A Short Guide for Intending Emigrants to Victoria', Issued by Minister of Lands, Victoria, 1907 Reg. No: HT 24243
- Booklet 'A Short Guide for Intending Emigrants to Victoria' issued by J.E.Mackey, Minister of Lands in 1907 in order to encourage and promote Victoria as a settlement destination for preferably British migrants. The booklet is particularly aimed at male agricultural settlers and workers, and promotes the Closer Settlement Scheme (an Act passed by the Commonwealth Government in 1904) and the Small Holdings Act (1907) which assisted residents and new migrants in the purchase and improvement of land through government loans, as well as possible reduction on steamship fares.The State Government aimed to entice people away from the overcrowded inner city and suburbs with small holdings for farming made available throughout the state.
- Small cream coloured booklet, 16 pages with soft cover. Front cover features title and 'Advance Australia' coat of arms (which was in use until the Commonwealth coat of arms was introduced in 1908. This coat of arms is also presented in an inverted configuration). The back cover advertises the Closer Settlement Scheme in Victoria. The booklet includes text and images and a fold-out map of Victoria which indicates various agricultural, industrial and infrastructural 'Facts about Victoria'.
|Dimensions:||210 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, agriculture, immigration policies, british immigration, immigration selection, closer settlement scheme|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Title: A Short Guide for Intending Emigrants to Victoria/The Garden State of Australia
Sands & McDougall Ltd., Melbourne
|Issued By:||J. Mackey - State Government of Victoria Department of Lands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1907|
|Printer:||Sands & McDougall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1907|