The emigration of agricultural labourers from England to Queensland 1882-1891 with particular reference to Norfolk emigrants

Walton, John (1996). The emigration of agricultural labourers from England to Queensland 1882-1891 with particular reference to Norfolk emigrants PhD Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Walton, John
Thesis Title The emigration of agricultural labourers from England to Queensland 1882-1891 with particular reference to Norfolk emigrants
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1996
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Total pages 504
Language eng
Subjects 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
370502 Migration
210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Formatted abstract This thesis is concerned with the emigration of English agricultural labourers to Queensland particularly during the 1880s. During these years England was experiencing severe agricultural depression. Queensland's immigration policy of assisted immigration outstripped all colonies and countries seeking immigrants. The most favoured groups of immigrants were agricultural workers, the largest number emigrating from England during this period. The thesis examines the push and pull factors relating to agricultural workers, and moves from a more general study in the earlier chapters to a case study of 785 agricultural labourers from a particular county Norfolk. The case study permits a more detailed examination of their motives for leaving England and their initial employment after disembarkation in Queensland. A sample of forty-seven of these labourers and their families is finally examined in order to trace their later careers after initial employment.
Keyword British -- Queensland
Agricultural laborers -- Queensland
Agricultural laborers -- England -- Norfolk
Queensland -- Emigration and immigration -- History

 
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