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Receipt - Issued to Robert Panton, by Colonial Land & Emigration Office, 1852 Document Reg. No: HT 963

Receipt issued to Robert Panton by the Colonial Land & Emigration Office in 1852. It contains information on the application and approval process for emigration and payments to be made. 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.
Single sheet of paper with handwritten text
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 322 mm (Height), 199 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, immigration policies, british immigration, immigration selection
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: financial records
Issued By: British Government, England, Great Britain, 1852

Issued by the Colonial Land & Emigration Office
Issued To: Robert Panton, England, Great Britain, 1852

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