Item #18727 Colonization Circular. Part VI. New South Wales. Emigration, Australia.

Colonization Circular. Part VI. New South Wales.

London: Her Majesty''s Sationery Office, Ca. 1881. Circular providing information to those emigrating to Australia, with an Addendum inserted at the front listing important changes in eligibility requirements recently imposed by the Agent General for New South Wales.

The addendum states the changes which will take effect following June 1, 1881: "Emigrants will be required to pay a moiety of the passage money. Only married couples not exceeding 35, with our without children, and single women will be eligible." The circular provides descriptions of New South Wales resources, including gold mining: "The Government is empowered to proclaim Crown lands to be gold fields, and to grant what are called "miners' rights, on the payment of a small fee, which enables any person to search or dig for gold. Leases of auriferous tracts of alluvial ground ... for limited periods may be granted at annual rents under special conditions as regards labour and machinery". Also includes current price lists of clothing & food, principal trades and rates of wages, railways, telegraphs, and customs duties.

Small 8vo circular, 12pp, with color folding map. Color map showing the counties in color, as well as established railways and those in progress. Map by J. Bartholomew, FRGS. Trove 2385679. Very good condition. Item #18727

Price: $275.00

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