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Female Emigration to Australia

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http://www.rushen.com.au/

Summary

In the years 1833-1837 the British government, under the auspices of the London Emigration Committee, assisted approximately 4000 people to migrate to the Australian colonies from Great Britain and Ireland. Of these 4000 passengers, approximately 2700 were bounty women.

This online exhibition provides background to the scheme and includes a searchable database of the women who took advantage of the government's offer of an assisted passage.

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National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

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