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Leaflet - British Government Emigration Office, Australian Colonies, Nov 1851 Document Reg. No: HT 959

Summary:
Leaflet issued by the British Government Emigration Office, November 1851. This leaflet lists the conditions under which passage to Australia is granted, it was issued to Robert Panton in November 1851. Robert was the son of a Scottish shepherd, and worked as an agricultural labourer in Berwickshire. He married Christina Douglas in 1839, and in 1851-1852 the family made arrangements to emigrate to Port Phillip through the British Colonial Land and Emigration Office. The family was struck by tragedy shortly after arriving, Christina and two of their children, David and John, died within three months of their arrival.
Description:
Large paper document, cream coloured with discolourations. Printed and handwritten text on front and handwritten text on back. Item shows marking of having been folded, sealed and posted. Document contains information for Emigrants including Qualifications of Emigrants; Application and Approval; Payment Towards Passages; Cautions to Applicants and Outfits. Document has been cut in half and glued to a folio page with other documents on the back of the page.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 42.20 cm (Height), 26.80 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: measurement if document was 1 piece.

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, immigration policies, british immigration, immigration selection, caroline caroline a family s
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Top of the page: AUSTRALIA/GOVERNMENT EMIGRATION OFFICE/PARK STREET, WESTMINSTER/REGULATIONS/FOR THE SELECTION OF EMIGRANTS, AND CONDITIONS ON WHICH PASSAGES ARE GRANTED.
Issued By: British Government, England, Great Britain, Nov 1851
Issued To: Robert Panton, England, Great Britain, Nov 1851

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