Newspaper printed on-board immigrant ship Earl Dalhousie, 1877
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Enclosure to 78/7101 – copy covering letter 77/6923 plus flagged pages in newspaper

Enclosure to 78/7101 – copy covering letter 77/6923 plus flagged pages in newspaper

NRS 905, Colonial Secretary letters Received, 1878 [7/2417]

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  • TRANSCRIPT OF LETTER
    Cheshunt House
    Dawes Point
    22nd Aug 1877

    Sir

    In view of the increasing
    number of independent persons
    who are now leaving England
    for Australia by Steamers, I have the honor
    to bring under the notice of the
    Colonial Secretary the accompanying
    copy of a number of weekly
    newspapers which were published
    in manuscript on board of the
    first ship that left Plymouth
    under the present Immigration
    Regulations.

    It was specially prepared
    for members of the English
    industrial classes who would
    I am assured from practical
    observation, read such a
    publication in the old country
    with avidity, and if a number
    of copies were distributed
    amongst the workmen’s clubs
    and Institutes ‘at home’, which
    institutions are much frequented
    by the best members of the said
    classes, viz the technically educated,
    it would probably be the means

    Of

    The Principal
    Under Secretary
    etc etc etc
    Sydney


    assisting to introduce into this colony
    a few of the better description
    of artisans – many of whom
    are deterred from taking a
    long sea voyage by the objections
    of their wives, who are
    unconscious of the fact that
    the voyage to Australia is
    less risky than a similar
    period of time passed on shore
    and that the discomforts, which
    are much overestimated by them,
    are more than counter balanced
    by the accession of health to
    be secured.

    I think no handbooks on
    the Colonies have ever fully
    met this difficulty of the
    more cultured of English
    workmen.

    I could supply a few
    hundred at 1/- [one shilling] per copy.


    I have the honor to be
    Sir
    Your most obedient Servant

    Frank B. Treatt
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