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HINTS ABOUT AUSTRALIAN EMIGRATION.

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HINTS ABOUT AUSTRALIAN EMIGRATION. A meeting of the General Committee of the Victoria (Australia) Emigrants' Assistance Society was held at their office, Bucklersbury, London, on the 15th of January, to re- CeiVfc a report from the sub-committee on the subject of the future operations øf the society. It appears that this society was formed in the month of March, 1863, to assist eligible labourers and opera- tives in emigrating to Victoria (Australia), and gene- rally to stimulate emigration to that cclony; and especially, in the first instance, to supplement a grant of 3,000k mada by tie Victoria Government to relieve the then existing distress in the cotton districts of the United Kingdom by means of emigration to Mel- bourne.. During the past nine months, subscriptions have been received amounting to 9,025/. 5s. 10d. (exclusive of the 5000f. from the government expended under the supervision of Mr. Knight, hon. secretary of the society), and 720 persons have been assisted to emigrate from Lancashire, Scotland, and Ireland. By letters received from the hon. secretary of the Melbourne Immigration Committee, it appears that under the care of the department of the Trade and Customs, the great majority of the-immigrants have been advantageously placed -in employment." It is confidently believed that emigrants judiciously selected will always be able to obtain good situations and; fair wages. The society has expended about 4,500l. in sending, cut the above emigrants, so that the treasurer has in hand at the present time a sum of money which will enable the committee to assist more than 800 persons to emigrate to Victoria. On the 1st of January a new code of rules and re- gulations for introducing emigrants into the colony came into operation, full particulars of which can be obtained at the Emigration-office in Bucklersbury. By these rules, single women between the ages of 18 and 35, qualified for domestic service, will be sent out at the rate of 150 per month on payment of ll. per head, which is to defray the cost of "mess utensils" for the voyage. This class of emigrants are to be sent out by Her Majesty's Emigration Commissioners, 8, Park-street, Westminster. The Colonial Government having thus provided for the emigration of single women, the committee of the Victoria Society have resolved on offering "assisted passages" to married couples and single men, in the following manner — For emigrants from Lancashire and Cheshire. 140 families (with not more than two children each); the society would pay one-half of the passage-money (the cost of passage per adult being about 13l. 14s. 6d). 150 single men; the society would pay 5/. per head towards the passage-money, leaving the emigrant to pay 81. 14s. tkL— For emigrants from other parts of the United Kingdom. Fifty families (with not more than two children each); the society would advance one-half the passage money, the emigrant being re- quired to pay the difference, which will be 6/. 17s. 3d. per head per adult. In ali cases ehildren under twelve will only pay half fares. Satisfactory arrange- ments have been made for the reception of the families at Melbourne. In submitting thu plan to the public, the committee earnestly hope that the various relief committees in Lancashire, and philanthropic and benevolent persons, will aid them in carrying out this proposal. All ape plications for passages, information, or the immigra- tion rules and regulations, should be made in the first instance to F. J. Sargood, Esq., hon. treasurer, 54, Moorgate-street-buildings, E.C. J. G. Knight, Esq., hon. secretary; or to Mr. R. R. Alexander, secretary, Victoria (Australia) Emigrants' Assistance Society, 27A, Bucklersbury, London, E.C.

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