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More advice for emigrants
Title : More advice for emigrants More advice for emigrants
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Source : Leisure hour: a family journal of instruction and recreation, no. 32 (5 March 1852), p. 497-501
Place Of Creation : [London]
Publisher : [W. Stevens, printer [etc.]
Date of creation : 1852
Format : Magazine
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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This is the first of a series of articles about Australia and the prospect for emigrants. It discusses population levels, climate, vegetation as well as the practical essentials for a comfortable voyage.

It provides some detail on South Australia, including climate and refers to the copper mines of South Australia at Kapunda and Burra. The article also comments on the 'upside downness' of Australia and its strange vegetation and fauna.

The article continues with information on the voyage itself: the route across the Atlantic Ocean and then the Indian Ocean and the time difference between Australia and England. Advice in the choice of vessel is offered, the costs of passage and finally advice to 'those who sail away from us, should learn how to stitch and use tools on their passage so as to be their own tailors and carpenters when settled in Australia.'

The dissected puzzle Life of Emigration uses very similar illustrations to those of the Leisure Hour articles.

Coverage year : 1852
Period : 1852-1883
Further reading :
Haines, Robin. Life and death in the age of sail: the passage to Australia Sydney, N.S.W.: University of New South Wales Press, 2003
Parsons, Ronald. Migrant ships for South Australia, 1836-1866 Gumeracha, S.A.: Gould Books, 1999
Randall, Eliza. And the dog came too: being an account of a voyage from London to South Australia on the ship Templar in 1845 Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 2001
Hassam, Andrew. Sailing to Australia: shipboard diaries by nineteenth-century British emigrants Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1995
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