Letter to Mr George White from S. Whitehead, Official Representative for Artisan Immigration, dated 22 January 1912. The letter is entitled 'Artisan Emigration' and nominates an interview time at John Ridgway's office, the 'Shipping & Colonizing Expert' in Manchester.
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Letter to Mr George White in Stockport England from S. Whitehead, Official Representative for Artisan Immigration. The letter is entitled 'Artisan Emigration' and nominates an interview time at John Ridgway's office, the 'Shipping & Colonizing Expert' in Manchester. The letter is dated 22/1/1912.
Single page typed letter with letterhead titled: 'Victorian Artisan and Factory Workers' Emigration Department.' Address Victorian Government Office, Melbourne Place, Strand, London.
This small collection of documents traces the process of one man's application for artisan assisted passage, illustrating the agencies involved, the targeting of particular categories of migrants, and the assistance available to immigrants from the UK. It is a period when the states still controlled assisted migration selection and intake, prior to the Commonwealth assuming this responsibility in1921. The documents reflect the tenor of the era for proactive recruitment of migrants for the UK and the collaborative arrangements between immigration and related agents in Britain and Australia to encourage British migration.
Donation from Stephen White, 13/02/2007
Text: Victorian Artisan and Factory Workers' Emigration Department/VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICE/MELBOURNE PLACE, STRAND/LONDON, W.C./JAN 22 1912.
Type of item
20.3 cm (Width), 25.4 cm (Height)