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Emigration to New South Wales, with a statement of the conditions?
D. Walther, London 1838 - Slim octavo, 20 pp., toned; stitch-sewn pamphlet, as issued. The Macarthur boys promote emigration to Camden. Very rare account and promotion of the voyage of the Brothers in 1836, recording one of the first attempts at systematic emigration to New South Wales, overseen by the Macarthur family. The emigrants were located at "Belmont" estate at Camden. The pamphlet begins with a list of the conditions which prospective emigrants must be able to meet, and continues with an "Account of the Mode in which an Emigration to New South Wales of Fourteen Agricultural Families from the County of Dorset, was conducted. November, 1836". The report only states that they were to established on an estate about forty miles from Sydney by 'good turnpike-road', but this is evidently the Camden property. This section includes a detailed list of the amenities and goods carried on board. The pamphlet concludes with an "Extract from the Minutes of the Evidence of the Commander of the above vessel, before a Committee on Emigration, after her arrival, in New South Wales. Sydney, June 26, 1837." This section confirms that the ship in question was the Brothers, and also mentions on two occasions the oversight of Major [Edward] Macarthur. Ferguson located the Mitchell and National Library copies only (noting that the latter has a manuscript note confirming that the employers were to be Edward, James & William Macarthur).
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