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London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1825.
Foundation of the Van Diemen's Land CompanyFoolscap, pp. -392, fine. 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.....
London: HMSO, 1888.
A rift with the Colonial officeFoolscap, x, 88 pp., in original printed blue wrappers, pencilled marginalia and one page of manuscript notes at rear; preserved in box. Immigration remained a sore point of contention between the Colonial office and respective governments of the Australian colonies, and.....
London: HMSO, 1840-1841. Foolscap folio, finely bound in half red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Comprising four separately published parts: Copies of the Commission appointing T.F. Elliot and Robert Torrens Esq and the Hon. Edward Villiers, Land and Emigration Commissioners…for South Australia. 24 February 1840; 10pp and docket title leaf.....
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode for HMSO, 1863, 1864. Tall quarto volume containing two above-titled publications relating to convict transportation; bound with other material related to Scottish prisons, Poor Relief and other legal matters; all in fine condition, green cloth with red leather spine label. A fascinating selection of documents relating.....
London: House of Commons, 1830.
Freedom of the Press in Sydney.Foolscap quarto, 60pp. and docket title leaf, uncut and not folded; in a blue folding quarter cloth protective case with ribbon ties. A gritty insight into colonial politics of the 1820s, pitting individual liberty and the freedom of the.....
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1858.
Prelude to the foundation of Queensland.Tall quarto, vi, 66pp. (last blank), with a folding handcoloured map measuring 550 x 405 mm., very good condition. Important collection of parliamentary papers detailing the separation of the Moreton Bay district from New South Wales, the precursor to.....
London: HMSO, 12 March, 1841.
Wakefield scheme goes bustFoolscap quarto, 165 pp., later red cloth. An archive of letters and memorandums published for the House of Commons in the wake of the South Australian debt crisis. The report published a total of some 97 items, mostly authored by familiar.....
London: HMSO, 1848-1854.
A constitution for the colony of New South WalesThree foolscap reports bound in fine crimson half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Three British parliamentary papers concerning a proposed constitution for New South Wales, the formation of a discrete Port Phillip colony, and sundry related matters: Copies.....
London: House of Commons, 1840. Foolscap folio, 37 pp., else good, recent boards. Fourth annual report of the Colonization Commission tasked with selling land in the infant colony to provide the capital for colonial development. The sale of land in South Australia owed much to the 'science of colonial management'.....
London: Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 1835.
Wentworth attacks Governor Darling for cronyism, ineptitude and corruptionFoolscap folio, iv, 168 pp., in handsome quarter brown calf with gilt label. This report clears former governor Ralph Darling, now promoted to General, of the serious charges brought against.....
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode for HMSO, February 1866.
Eyre's Jamaica correspondence in printFoolscap folio, two reports bound together retaining original blue titling wrappers; iv,262 & iv,279 pages respectively; splendid preserved in half red morocco binding with black labels. The primary parliamentary reports relating to Governor John Edward Eyre and.....
London: House of Commons, 10 April 1840.
Pauper emigration to South AustraliaFoolscap folio, 32pp. (including docket title leaf), some browning but very good condition in custom folding brown cloth case with label. The 'art of colonization' revealed: a comprehensive report printing detailing land sales from 1835-1840 in South Australia.....
London: House of Commons, 10 April 1840.
Pauper emigration to South AustraliaFoolscap, 32pp. (docket title to verso of final leaf); a little dusted, very good. The 'art of colonization' revealed: a comprehensive report printing detailing land sales from 1835-1840 in South Australia, and the revenue subsequently raised through the.....
London: HMSO, 1842.
New Zealand under the law of New South WalesFoolscap folio, 60pp.; in handsome half speckled calf with gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Significant parliamentary papers bringing New Zealand under the the law of New South Wales: 'An Ordinance to declare that the Laws of New.....
London: HMSO, 1843.
The cost of ColonizationFoolscap folio, [ii], 60 pp., bound in attractive half polished blue calf with marbled boards and gilt lettering, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Detailed reports disclosing the total expenditure of the Crown during the colonisation of New Zealand, of some historical interest to the.....
Sydney: By Order of the Council, 1835. Single foolscap sheet folded to docket size. A document giving the Governor of the day, Sir Richard Bourke permission from his majesty to pass a law legitimising land grants that do not bear the name of his Majesty or any of his predecessors.....
Sydney: Government printer, 1858. Single foolscap sheet, foxed. Receipt of petition presented to the Legislative Assembly, signed by Robert Dodge Merrill and Thomas Roger Leavitt, merchants, stating that Chinese immigration restriction will be deleterious to their merchant business with the treaty ports in China.
Sydney: Government Printer, 1859. Single foolscap sheet, fine. This sheet acknowledges receipt by Legislative Assembly of petition signed by 400 members of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce regarding the overly-harsh punishment of one Captain Johnson, master of the American vessel "Kate Hooper", and other merchants, relative to the confiscation of.....