Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation. CONVICTS, TRANSPORTATION, Governor Sir Charles Augustus FITZROY, William Charles WENTWORTH.
Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation

Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline…
Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation

London: William Clowes and Sons for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, April 1847.

Folio, 16 pp.; a good copy, uncut in modern green leather binding.

The people of NSW against transportation

Four petitions from the people of New South Wales opposing further transportation of convicted felons.

Four petitions from the people of New South Wales opposing further transportation of convicted felons.
This report opens with a letter to the Secretary of State Earl Grey from Governor Charles Augustus Fitzroy, who writes that he revealed a private despatch from Grey to the Legislative Council of New South Wales in accordance with 'the discretionary power you assign to me.' Grey's despatch concerned the revival of transportation to New South Wales, and not surprisingly its disclosure created a storm of public controversy. The report prints the conclusion of the Legislative Council, here summarised by William Charles Wentworth in eight pages. The extent of public dissatisfaction is reflected in four petitions printed here (which amassed a total of 8,349 signatories), raised in Sydney, Maitland, Liverpool and Parramatta. The Sydney petition attracted the vast majority of signatories, while the Parramatta petition gathered 327 signatories and Liverpool just 47. Assigned labour was diminishing, with important economic consequences for primarily agricultural settlements such as Liverpool and Parramatta.

Ferguson, 4515.

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