Similar items over time

Passport - Issued to John Burder, by United Kingdom, 1878 Document Reg. No: HT 3442

British passport dated 1878, issued to John Burder. The passport allows the holder, a British subject, to travel on 'the Continent'. John Burder later married Henrietta Garbett.

This passport provide an insight into the processes required for movement around Europe and, more significantly, represents the type of documents required by people wishing to travel in or migrate to Australia. This passport acted as an identity document, and illustrate how the requirement to provide proof of identity to government authorities in order to migrate has been a constant throughout Australian immigration history.
A4 page document with printed black text, with some spaces filled in black ink.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 27.50 cm (Width), 37.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, identifications, travel, travel tourism, 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: identification
Inscriptions: Extensive text
Issued To: John Burder, England, Great Britain, 21 Oct 1878
Issued By: United Kingdom: Government, London, England, Great Britain, 21 Oct 1878

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.


This item is part of the following themes:

Similar items

Yes No