Emigrant Choices: Following Emigrant Labourers on the Cusp of the Age of Mass Migration

Heidi Ing

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This chapter investigates intending emigrant labourers who applied
and were accepted to receive assisted passage to the proposed colony
of South Australia. These potential emigrants did not embark on the
colonising ships which left London in 1836 but chose instead to follow other paths. From the perspective of social history, these individuals, couples and families would merge back into the general population of Great Britain, but by using online databases of digitised, transcribed and indexed resources these potential emigrants can be hunted down to discern their varied outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralia, Migration and Empire
Subtitle of host publicationImmigrants in a Globalised World
EditorsPhilip Payton, Andrekos Varnava
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-22389-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-22388-5 , 978-3-030-22391-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameBritain and the World
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


  • emigrant labourers
  • Assisted colonization
  • South Australia
  • mass migration
  • social history
  • emigration


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