Entry-Books of Correspondence: Letters to Emigration Agents, Colonial Secretaries, etc. Australia, Tasmania, Cape of Good Hope, Natal, 1861-1862 : Correspondence [electronic resource] .

Walcott, Stephen, author.
Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
Migration to new worlds.
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Description: Copies of out-letters sent to colonial governments, largely concerning the hire and dispatch of migrant ships, conditions on board migrant ships, the payment of various sums, remittances, the conduct of ships' officers, questions relating to individual passengers, and eligibility to migrate. An index 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 386/131.
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Walpole, John, author.
Adam Matthews Digital (Firm), digitiser.
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