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Departure Mrs Chisholm Ballarat engraving 1854

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Departure of Mrs Chisholm, in 'The Ballarat' for Australia


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Antique print relating to Australia


Caroline Chisholm sailed for Australia in the Ballarat in 1854, her departure was widely reported and over 900 pounds was subscribed as a testimonial. The Family Colonization Loan Society then had more than 15,000 pounds in hand and had sent out over 3000 emigrants. She arrived in Port Phillip in July. In October 1854 she toured the Victorian goldfields, and at a meeting in Melbourne in November proposed a series of shelter sheds along the routes to the diggings; with some government help ten were under construction by the end of 1855. Relating text above the image as well as unrelated image. Unrelated text on the reverse.

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artist The Illustrated London News
method Wood-engraving
date 1854
size 160mm by 250mm (image) 390mm by 280mm (sheet)
SKU AU7217