Information for Emigrants – Questions and Answers Relating to Van Diemen’s Land – 1835

Originally published in the Calcutta Literary Gazette and reproduced in The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser on 21 February 1835, this article gives an account of early life in Van Diemen’s Land, from a settler’s viewpoint. Continue Reading →

Information for Persons about to Emigrate to Australia 1862

This article, published in the Illustrated Australian Mail of 22 February 1862, gives a detailed guide to people who wish to emigrate to Australia. The information provided is from Melbourne, however would pertain to most of the colony and includes costs for food, clothing, and rates of wages. Continue Reading →