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Title : Emigrant ships' arrival Emigrant ships' arrival
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Source : Information having been received by the Rapid, that the arrival of the Eden and Henry Porcher with Emigrants may be daily expected...
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : A. MacDougall
Date of creation : 1838
Additional Creator : Brown, John
Format : Poster
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The poster, signed by John Brown, Emigration Agent, advises that two new ships with emigrants are expected shortly, and that the current occupants of the Emigration Depot should vacate it to make room. A schedule of previous arrivals is given to aid in this.

The Emigration Depot was a camp at the corner of West and North Terraces consisting of tents and temporary dwellings. It contained the office for the Emigration Agent and an infirmary. The depot provided temporary accommodation for emigrants until they could find employment or acquire their own land and move out.

From the early 1840s new arrivals were allowed to remain aboard the ship for a fortnight while they found work and housing. The Emigration Depot remained in place until 1851 when it was replaced with the newly built Destitute Asylum adjacent to Government House.
The Eden arrived 24 June and Henry Porcher 1 July with 200 passengers.
Related names :

Henry Porcher (Ship)

Eden (Ship)

Brown, John

Coverage year : 1838
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Adelaide
Further reading :
Parsons, Ronald. Migrant ships for South Australia, 1836-1860 Gumeracha, S.A.: Gould Books, c1988
The Flinders history of South Australia. Social history edited by Eric Richards Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986. Chapter 9: Social welfare: the government sector
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