The Governmental Regulation of Emigration to the Colonies from the United Kingdom, 1815-1853

The Governmental Regulation of Emigration to the Colonies from the United Kingdom, 1815-1853

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...resolved on the first of October l850: "That this council adopt as its final conclusion that no more convicts ought under any condition to be sent to any part of this colony." The revocation of the order-incouncil was earnestly prayed for as the only means of securing "social and political tranquility." At last Earl Grey, April l85l, yielded both "grudgingly and ungraciously." At the same time he insinuated that a new convict colony would be established in North Australia. Happily for Australia, the Whig government was defeated by a "shaft winged by lord Palmer ton." m l85l the transportation problem was Bettled forever, said Wentworth, by the discovery of gold which had precipitated the colony into a nation.(3) prom that time on the system slowly died out. On November ll, l852, the speech from the throne declared that Her Majesty would rejoice if Parliament should (1) Grey; Col. Pol., Vol.11, pp.l4-l5. (2) Rusden, VolIII, p.475. (3) Member of Legislative Council. find it "possible to devise means by which, without giving encouragement to crime, transportation to Van Dieman's Land may at no distant time be altogether discontinued.1' (1) True to the faith pledged in the name of the Queen, the last ship which carried convicts to the island was sent December 3l, l852. A formal order-in-council, December 29, l853, repealed all orders constituting Van Dieman's Land and Norfolk Island penal settlements, and on April 6, l854, the Australasia Anti-Transportation League was dissolved.(2) In l855, Van Pieman's Land as Tasmania entered upon a new and prosperous life, dearly won.(3) Convicts continued to be sent to West Australia for several years. The last ship was despatched in l867, about l0,000...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837649
  • 9781236837646