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Emigration to Western Australia
Bib ID 2358035
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
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Description [Dublin : s.n., ca.1837] 
1 sheet : 2 maps ; 61 x 51 folded to 32 x 26 cm. 
Summary

Pamphlet intended to advertise the attractions of the colony to potential emigrants. Printed in Ireland with the single plate of two maps both signed by R. Jones, Queen St. Dublin. Within the text would be emigrants were encouraged to read the first (1836), second (1837) and third reports of the Western Australian Association, only the first two being published. The promotional efforts of the Association in trying to ease the acute labour shortage which was crippling expansion were not successful. The population grew by only 225 between 1834 and 1837 and only 209 emigrants arrived during 1838 and 1839 (Statistical register of Western Australia, 1900)

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Folded sheet includes 5 p. with two maps on an unnumbered inside fold of one page.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-39154618

Subjects Western Australia -- History -- 1829-1851.  |  Western Australia -- Emigration and immigration.

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