Registers of Correspondence, Orders, Statistics, etc., and Miscellaneous Certificates 3361-7078 : Legal Papers
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: Register of emigrant labourers applying for a free passage to South Australia, listing their names, occupations, residences, marital status, the age of their wives, and the age and gender of any offspring. Includes occasional remarks on individual applications.
- A Colonial Land and Emigration Commission was created in 1840 to undertake the duties of two earlier and overlapping authorities which were both under the supervision of the Secretary of State. These were the Colonisation Commissioners for South Australia, established under an Act of 1834, and the Agent General for Emigration, appointed in 1837. The new commission dealt with grants of land, the outward movement of settlers, the administration of the Passengers' Acts of 1855 and 1863 and, from 1846 to 1859, the scrutiny of colonial legislation. In 1855 it became the Emigration Commission. In 1873 the administration of the Passengers' Acts was transferred to the Board of Trade. The commission's powers were gradually given up to the larger colonies as they obtained self-government, and after 1873 its only duties were the control of the importation of Indian indentured labour into sugar-producing colonies and it was abolished in 1878.
AMDigital Reference: CO 386/150.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Registers of Correspondence, Orders, Statistics, etc., and Miscellaneous Certificates 3361-7078 7 Nov 1838 - 17 Feb 1840.
- Location of Originals:
- The National Archives
- Copyright Note:
- Crown Copyright documents © are reproduced by permission of The National Archives London, UK
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