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‘Radically unsound and mischievous’: Female migration to Tasmania, 1856–1863

Gothard, J. (1989) ‘Radically unsound and mischievous’: Female migration to Tasmania, 1856–1863. Australian Historical Studies, 23 (93). pp. 386-404.

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After transportation ended in 1853, the Tasmanian government turned to assisted immigration to augment the colony's labour supply. With the Victorian goldfields drawing the bulk of the single men introduced under the bounty system, it seemed that the solution to Tasmania's population problem lay in family growth...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
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