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from the South Australian Government Gazette 1858, pp. 8 - 9

South Australia Assisted Passenger Lists

Passage Regulations, South Australia 1858

Free Passage | Assisted Passage

Crown Land and Immigration office, Adelaide, 7th January 1858
 
FREE PASSAGE REGULATIONS
regulation for the selection of persons in Britain for free passage to this Colony
 
His Excellency the Governor-in-Chief having, with the advice of the Executive Council, frames the following Regulation for the issuing of Embarkation Orders, and the granting of remission certificates in accordance with the powers to that effect conferred by the Act no. 4, 21st Victoria “To authorize the appointment of an Emigration Agent and to encourage and regulate Immigration into the Province of South Australia,” the same are now published for general information.
F. S. Dutton, Commissioner
of Crown Lands and Immigration
 
Free Passage Regulations
Regulation for the selection of persons in Britain for free passage to this Colony.
 
1.    Eligible Candidates:—
The candidates must be in the habit of working for wages at one of the callings mentioned in article 3, and must be going out with the intention of working for hire in that calling. They must be sober, industrious, of good moral character, in good health, free from all mental and bodily defects, within the ages specified, appear physically to be capable of labour, and have been vaccinated or had small-pox.
Ineligible candidates:—
Passage cannot be granted to persons in business, or intending to set up in business in the Colony for themselves ; to buy land, or to resort to the goldfields ; to persons in the habitual receipt of parish relief ; to widowers and widows with young children ; to parents without all their children under 16 in Britain ; to children under sixteen without their parents ; to husband without their wives, or wives without their husbands ; to single men over forty ; to single women over thirty five ; to single women who have had illegitimate children ; or to persons who have not arranged with their creditors.
   
Application and Approval
   
2.    The first step is to address her Majesty’s Land and Immigration Commissioners in London, or their nearest selecting agent, for an application form, which must be accurately filled up and returned to the officer issuing same. If the applicants are married, the certificate of their marriage must be sent at the same time. Time and place for a personal inspection of the applicants will thereafter be appointed, and they will also be informed what other certificates (if any) are required in support of their application. The candidates will, on or after inspection, be informed whether or not a passage be granted.
If it can, they will, as soon as possible, receive an embarkation order from Her Majesty’s Land and Immigration Commissioners (which ever is transferable) naming the ship in which they are to sail, and the time and place of joining her.
   
Classes eligible
   
3.   

The following are the classes eligible for selection for free passage:

1. Married agricultural laborers, shepherds, herdsman, and copper miners, not exceeding forty-five years of age.
2. Single men, or widowers without children under sixteen, of any of the above classes, not exceeding forty-five year of age.
3. Single female domestic servants or widows without children under the sixteen, not exceeding thirty-five years of age.
4. Married mechanics (when required in the colony), such as masons, bricklayers and farriers, wheelwrights, sawyers, carpenters, &c. also gardeners, not exceeding forty-five years of age.
5. Single men of class 4 (when required) not exceeding forty-five years of age.

The emigrants under these regulation-personally in the case of single adults, and by the head of the family in other cases-must prior to embarkation, id required to do so, sign an undertaking (Schedule D) not to quit South Australia for at least the space of two years after arrival.

   
Outfit Etc.
   
4.   

Candidates must find their own outfit, which will inspected before embarkation by an officer of the Land and Immigration Commissioners.
The smallest Quantity that will be allowed is for each male over twelve, six shirts, six pairs of stockings, two warm flannel shirts, two pair of new shoes or boots, two complete suits strong exterior clothing, four towels, and 2lb marine soap ; and for each female over twelve, six shifts, two flannel petticoats, six pair of stockings, two pair of strong boots or shoes, two strong gowns (one of which must be made of warm material), four towels, and 2lbs of marine soap.
N.B. If any difficulty is experienced in procuring good marine soap where the applicant reside, there will be ample opportunity for purchasing it after their arrival in the depot.

Two or three colored shirts for men, and an extra supply of flannel for women and children are very desirable. The quantity of baggage for each person over twelve must not exceed twenty cubic or solid feet, nor half a ton in weight. It must be closely packed in one or more strong boxes or cases not exceeding fifteen cubic feet each. Larger packages and extra baggage, if taken at all, must be paid for. Mattresses and feather beds, firearms, and offensive weapons, wines, spirits, beer, gunpowder, percussion caps, Lucifer matches, and any dangerous or noxious articles, cannot be taken by emigrants.

   
Caution
   
5.   

Candidates must not reckon upon passages, or make any preparations for departures, unless they receive notice that they have been approved on inspection. Persons cannot be received on board ship without an embarkation order issued by the Land and Immigration Commissioners, nor unless they are in a fit state of health for the voyage. Any false signatures, misstatements, or omissions to state a material fact in the candidates’ papers, or any attempt at deception whatever, or evasion of these regulation, will debar such candidates from all after consideration for a passage to this Colony ; and, in the case of false signature, will, moreover, render the offender liable to a heavy penalty under the passenger’s act. Failure to attend at the time, and place of embarkation, without having previously given to the Land and emigration Commissioners timely notice, and a satisfactory reason, or any insubordination or misconduct in the Commissioners depot, or on board ship before sailing, will subject the candidates to the loss of their passage.

All communication by intending emigrants to this colony are, until further notice, to be addressed, post paid, to S. Walcott Esq. Secretary to the Land and Emigration Commissioners, no. 8, Park Street, Westminster, London.

   
Schedule D
Emigrants Undertaking
 
Where as .............................................. of ................................... have applied to the Land and Emigration Commissioners for passage to South Australia under the “free passage regulation” and whereas I have been approved of (together with my ........................ and ........................ children under the age of sixteen years) for ........................ passage to that Colony in a Government emigrant vessel, subject to my giving the following undertaking ; now therefore, I the Said ........................ do hereby promise and agree that, if on any pretence whatever, either I or my said wife or either of my said children shall quit or attempt to quit South Australia within the space of two years from and after the date off ........................ arrival at Port Adelaide, I will forfeit and pay to the Commissioners of Crown Lands Immigration at Adelaide (or any persons duly appointed by him) on demand, the sum of Ten Pounds for myself or either and every of my said family so acting ; and such penalty shall summarily recoverable from me in any court of competent jurisdiction in the said Colony. As witness my hand and seal at ................. this ................. day of ................. 185.
Witness to the signature of .............................................
 

 
Assisted Passage Regulations
 
Regulations under which Settlers may obtain assistance out of the public funds towards the introduction to this colony from Britain, of persons in aid of the cost whose passages they may contribute certain sums.
 
Conditions
 
1.    Any person, resident in this colony, desirous of procuring a passage from the United Kingdom to South Australia, for Emigrants of the under mentioned classes, coming within the following regulations, may effect that by contributing in this office, such sums of money named hereunder as may apply in each instance (for application form, see schedule A), subject to the applicant signing an undertaking (forming part thereof), to provide for the persons emigrating in virtue of each payment, on the expiry of the vessels lay days in Port Adelaide, or otherwise to pay to the Government, for the subsistence of such immigrants at the rate of 1s 6d per day for each adult, or half that amount for each child under the age of fourteen years, so long as they may be maintained at the public expense after the expiration of the of that period mentioned ; such bond to have force for one year after the date of arrival of their nominees.
   
2.    On payment of the money at this office, a certificate will be issued (Schedule B), guaranteeing passages to an equivalent number of person as per scale hereunder, on presentation of the certificate to the Land and Immigration Commissioners in London, providing they are approved on inspection.
   
3.   

The certificate will have 12 months currency ; will be transferable ; and in no case will the contributor have any portion of the money paid refunded to him. But in order to prevent any injustice arising, through the non-emigration of any person for whose benefit the certificate was in the first instance obtained, the Land and Immigration Commissioners will receive, in Britain, any money balanced which may be required under the regulation, to entitle the person who actually claim under the certificate, to passages.

   
4.   

The emigrants under these regulations personally, in the case of single adults, of sixteen years upwards, and by the head of the family, in other cases must, prior to embarkation, if required to do so, sign an undertaking (Schedule D) not to quit South Australia for at least the space of two years after arrival.

   
5.   

Her Majesty’s Land and Immigration Commissioners will, after approved, issue embarkation orders to persons thus nominated, in rotation, in according to date of acceptance, so far as may be consistent with their sanitary precautions the proportion of young children proper to be embarked with adults in vessels regard being always had, also, to the current rate of government emigration to this colony.

   
PAYMENT TOWARDS, PASSAGES
   
6.   The following sums must be paid in aid of the passages of
      £. s. d.
  1 Married agricultural or other labourer, and artisans or mechanics, not exceeding forty years of age, each 5 : 0 : 0
  2 Married agricultural or other labourer, and artisans or mechanics over forty and not over fifty years of age, each 8 : 0 : 0
  3 Wives of above, any age, accompanying or coming to join their husbands ; and widows, either accompanying adults sons or daughters or emigrating to them, each 5 : 0 : 0
  4 Children, accompanying their parents or relative, under sixteen years of age, each * 3 : 0 : 0
  5 Single men of above-named classes, sixteen years of age, and not over forty years of age, each 5 : 0 : 0
  6 Single woman, or widows without children, of the laborer class, sixteen years, sixteen years of age, and not over thirty-five years of age, each 3 : 0 : 0
       
  * Children under sixteen, whose parents had emigrated to South Australia prior to the issue of these regulation will be permitted to come out at this rate, provided they are taken charge of by an suitable person nominated at some time.
     
Qualification
 
7.    Eligible Candidates:—
The candidate must be sober, industrious, of good moral character, in good health, free from all mental and bodily defects, and have been vaccinated or had small pox.
Ineligible candidates:—
Passage cannot be granted to persons intending to resort to the goldfields in the other Australian Colonies ; to persons in the habitual receipt of parish relief ; to parents without all their children under sixteen, then in Britain, to children under sixteen without their parents, to husband without their wives, or wives without their husbands (unless in the last three instances, the parents, husband or wives, be in this Colony) ; to single woman who have had illegitimate children ; or to persons who have not arranged with their creditors.
   
Application and Approval
   
8.    The first step is to address her Majesty’s Land and Immigration Commissioners in London, or their nearest selecting agent, for an application form (schedule C), which must be accurately filled up and returned to the officer issuing same. If the applicants are married, the certificate of their marriage must be sent at the same time. Time and place for a personal inspection of the applicants will thereafter be appointed, and they will also be informed what other certificates (if any) are required in support of their application. The candidates will, on or after inspection, be informed whether or not a passage be granted.
If it can, they will, as soon as possible, receive an embarkation order from Her Majesty’s Land and Immigration Commissioners (which ever is transferable) naming the ship in which they are to sail, and the time and place of joining her.
   
Outfit Etc.
   
9.   

Candidates must find their own outfit, which will inspected before embarkation by an officer of the Land and Immigration Commissioners.
The smallest Quantity that will be allowed is for each male over twelve, six shirts, six pairs of stockings, two warm flannel shirts, two pair of new shoes or boots, two complete suits strong exterior clothing, four towels, and 2lb marine soap ; and for each female over twelve, six shifts, two flannel petticoats, six pair of stockings, two pair of strong boots or shoes, two strong gowns (one of which must be made of warm material), four towels, and 2lbs of marine soap.
N.B. If any difficulty is experienced in procuring good marine soap where the applicant reside, there will be ample opportunity for purchasing it after their arrival in the depot.

Two or three colored shirts for men, and an extra supply of flannel for women and children are very desirable. The quantity of baggage for each person over twelve must not exceed twenty cubic or solid feet, nor half a ton in weight. It must be closely packed in one or more strong boxes or cases not exceeding fifteen cubic feet each. Larger packages and extra baggage, if taken at all, must be paid for. Mattresses and feather beds, firearms, and offensive weapons, wines, spirits, beer, gunpowder, percussion caps, Lucifer matches, and any dangerous or noxious articles, cannot be taken by emigrants.

   
Caution
   
10.   

Candidates must not reckon upon passages, or make any preparations for departures, unless they receive notice that they have been approved on inspection. Persons cannot be received on board ship without an embarkation order issued by the Land and Immigration Commissioners, nor unless they are in a fit state of health for the voyage. Any false signatures, misstatements, or omissions to state a material fact in the candidates’ papers, or any attempt at deception whatever, or evasion of these regulation, will debar such candidates from all after consideration for a passage to this Colony ; and, in the case of false signature, will, moreover, render the offender liable to a heavy penalty under the passenger’s act. Failure to attend at the time, and place of embarkation, without having previously given to the Land and emigration Commissioners timely notice, and a satisfactory reason, or any insubordination or misconduct in the Commissioners depot, or on board ship before sailing, will subject the candidates to the loss of their passage.

All communication by intending emigrants to this colony are, until further notice, to be addressed, post paid, to S. Walcott Esq. Secretary to the Land and Emigration Commissioners, no. 8, Park Street, Westminster, London.

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