Entry-Books of Correspondence: Letters from the South Australian Colonization Office, 1838-1840 : Correspondence; Financial Papers [electronic resource] .

Barnes, George, author.
Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
Migration to new worlds.
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Description: Copies of out-letters sent by Robert Torrens, Chairman of the South Australian Association, and accounts compiled by George Barnes, dated 13 July 1838. The vast majority of letters are addressed to Sir James Stephen and for the attention of successive Secretaries of State for War and the Colonies, covering the surveying, settlement, security, finances and administration of the colony, including the recall and replacement of Governor Hindmarsh. An index of correspondents is included at the start of the volume.
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 386/15.
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Torrens, Robert, author.
Villiers, Sir Edward, author.
Adam Matthews Digital (Firm), digitiser.
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