South Australia. Containing Hints to Emigrants; Proceedings of the South Australian Company.
South Australia. Containing Hints to Emigrants; Proceedings of the South Australian Company.

South Australia. Containing Hints to Emigrants; Proceedings of the South Australian Company.

London: Robert Tyas, 1838.

Slim duodecimo, folding map; at some point disbound from a larger volume (with over-printed numbers in the top margins), in recent green cloth.

Revised second edition

Informative emigrants handbook for South Australia, including a folding frontispiece map of the Gulf of St. Vincent with an inset plan of the city of Adelaide.

Informative emigrants handbook for South Australia, including a folding frontispiece map of the Gulf of St. Vincent with an inset plan of the city of Adelaide.
This is the second edition, now considerably enlarged, with pertinent information for those seeking to invest or emigrate in the infant colony. Of some interest is a folding table titled "Statement of ships which have proceeded to South Australia, with the number of labouring emigrants and persons of a superior class, to February, 1838" with annotations in a minute contemporary hand indicating vessels purchased by South Australia Company and their cargo. For example, we learn that the Emma carried 'cattle, sheep, goats &c from Cape Good Hope'.
The author was a strong defender of the Wakefield system of utilising the revenue of land sales to fund further emigration, thereby providing abundant labour for investors and ample opportunity for the working classes. Accordingly, this guide concludes with a positive comparison of South Australia to North America from the perspective of emigration.

Ferguson, 2452.

Price (AUD): $480.00  other currencies     Ref: #4107225

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