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Emigration in Search of a Husband, by J Kendrick, 1833

From 1831 the British and Australian colonial governments paid or partly paid for thousands of migrants to move to Australia.

The Australian colonies particularly encouraged single women to migrate. Single women could help address the problem that there were many more men than women in the colonies.


Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, FL529055

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