Letter to Mr George White from James MacLeod, Land Settlement and Emigration Commissioner, dated 31 January 1912. The letter is entitled 'Artisans' and informs Mr White that there is a berth available on the SS Gothic, sailing from London on 28 February. The letter states the berth will be booked once the £6 passage money has been received.
Description of Content
Letter to Mr George White in Stockport England from James MacLeod, Land Settlement and Emigration Commissioner. The letter is entitled 'Artisans' and refers to accommodation on the SS Gothic, sailing from London on/about 28th February - pending receipt of passage money. The letter is dated 31/1/1912.
Single page typed letter with letterhead titled: 'Victorian Land Settlement and 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 Land Settlement and Emigration Department/VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICE/MELBOURNE PLACE, STRAND/LONDON W.C./January 31st, 1912.
Type of item
203 mm (Width), 253 mm (Height)