Minutes of the intended arrangements between Earl Bathurst, His Majesty's Secretary of State, and the proposed Van Diemens Land Company. PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN, Lieutenant-Governor William SORRELL, Edward CURR.
Minutes of the intended arrangements between Earl Bathurst, His Majesty's Secretary of State, and the proposed Van Diemens Land Company.

Minutes of the intended arrangements between Earl Bathurst, His Majesty's Secretary of State, and the proposed Van Diemens Land Company.

London: House of Commons, 11 May, 1825.

Foolscap folio, 12 pp., fine in polished half calf with gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.

Foundation of the Van Diemen's Land Company

Parliamentary printing of correspondence relating to the foundation of the Van Diemen's Land company, published within months of its ratification. The report publishes four letters between Earl Bathurst and Edward Curr (Secretary of the Van Diemen's Land Company), and former Lieutenant-Governor William Sorrell.

Parliamentary printing of correspondence relating to the foundation of the Van Diemen's Land company, published within months of its ratification. The report publishes four letters between Earl Bathurst and Edward Curr (Secretary of the Van Diemen's Land Company), and former Lieutenant-Governor William Sorrell.
The Van Diemen's Land Company was founded along similar lines to the Australian Agricultural Company – vast areas and surplus convict labour could be brought to profitable advantage with a Company to attract investors into the fold. The Company was offered vast tracts of land beyond existing settled areas, and opened up lands previously unseen by European eyes. In April 1825 by the Colonial Office made available some 250,000 acres in the remote northwest of Tasmania for a peppercorn rent to the Company.

Ferguson, 1013.

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