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from the South Australian Government Gazette_ Chief secretary office, Adelaide, February 5, 1862

South Australia Assisted Passenger Lists

Passage Regulations, South Australia 1862

Assisted Passage | Free Passage | Remission Certificate

THE following Regulation for the issuing of Embarkation orders and the granting remission certificates framed by his Excellency the Governor in Chief, with the advice of the Executive Council, in accordance with Act. No.4 21st Victoria are published for general information.
By command
G.M. Waterhouse, Chief Secretary
 
Assisted Passage
 
Assisted Passage 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 costs of 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 undermentioned classes, coming within the following regulations, may effect that object by contributing, in this office, such of the sums of money named hereunder as may apply in each instance (for Application Form, see Schedule A).
2. On payment of the money at this office, a certificate will be issued (Schedule B), guaranteeing passages to an equivalent number of persons as per scale hereunder, on presentation of the certificate to the South Australian Emigration Agent in London, provided they are approved on inspection, by such Emigration Agent.
3. The certificate will have twelve 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 of the persons for whose benefit the certificate was in the first instance obtained, the Emigration Agent will receive, in Britain, any money balance which may be required under the regulations, to entitle the persons who, actually claim under the certificate, to passages.
 
CLASSES ELIGIBLE
 
4. I.   Married agricultural laborers, shepherds, herdsmen, and copper miners, not exceeding forty-five years of age.
  II.   Single men, or widowers without children under sixteen, of any of the above classes, not exceeding forty years of age.
  III.   Single female domestic servants, or widows without children under sixteen, not exceeding thirty-five years of age.
  IV.   Married mechanics (when required in the Colony), such as masons, bricklayers, blacksmiths and farriers, wheelwrights, sawyers, carpenters, &c., also gardeners, not exceeding forty-five years of age.
  V.   Single men of class iv. (when required), not exceeding forty years of age.
  VI.   The wives and children of married immigrants.
   
5. The emigrants under these regulations-personally, in the case of single adults of sixteen years and upwards, and by the head of the family in other cases-must, prior to embarkation, sign an undertaking in the sum of 20 ; which, however, will not be enforced unless the person, or any one or more of the persons named in such undertaking, or on whose behalf such undertaking shall have been given, shall leave or attempt to leave South Australia within two years after arrival.
   
6. The Emigration Agent will, after approval by him, issue embarkation orders to persons thus nominated and approved in rotation, according to date of acceptance, so far as may be consistent with their sanitary precautions, regulating the proportion of young children proper to be embarked with adults in vessels ; regard being always had, also, to the current rate and proportion of Government emigration to this Colony.
   
PAYMENTS TOWARDS PASSAGES
7. The following sums must be paid in aid of the passages, of___
 
  £. s. d.
For each Male 4 : 0 : 0
For each Female 3 : 0 : 0
Children under fourteen years of age half the above rates.  
   
QUALIFICATIONS
   
8.

Eligible Candidates:— The candidates must be in the habit of working for wages at one of the callings mentioned above, 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 labor, and have been vaccinated or had the small-pox.
Ineligible Candidates:— Passages cannot be granted to persons intending to proceed to 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 husbands without their wives, or wives without their husbands (unless, in the last three instances , the parents, husband, or wife, be in this Colony) ; to single women who have had illegitimate children ; or to persons who have not arranged with their creditors.

   
APPLICATION AND APPROVAL
   
9.

The first step is to address the Emigration Agent, in London, or his 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 applications. The candidates will, on, or after inspection, be informed whether or not a passage can be granted. If it can, they will, as soon as possible, receive an embarkation order from the Emigration Agents, in London, (which is not transferable), naming the ship in which they are to sail, and the time and place of joining her.

   
  OUTFIT, ETC.
   
10. Candidates must find their own outfit, which will be inspected before embarkation by an officer duly authorized by the Emigration Agent. The smallest quantity that will be allowed is for each male over twelve, six shirts, six pairs of stockings, two warm flannel shirts, two pairs of new shoes or boots, two complete suits of strong exterior clothing, four towels, and 2lbs. of marine soap ; and for each female over twelve, six shifts, two flannel petticoats, six pairs of stockings, two pairs of strong boots or shoes, two strong gowns (one of which must be made of a warm material), four towels, and 2lbs. of marine soap.
N.B. If any difficulty is experienced in procuring good marine soap where the applicants reside, there will be ample opportunity for purchasing it after their arrival at the depot.
Two or three coloured 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 and noxious articles, cannot be taken by emigrants.
   
  CAUTIONS
11.

Candidates must not reckon upon passages, or make any preparations for departure, 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 Emigration Agent, nor unless they are in a fit state of health for the voyage.
Any false signatures, mis-statements, or omissions to state a material fact in the candidate's papers, or any attempt at deception whatever, or evasion of these regulations, will debar such candidate from all after consideration for a passage to this Colony ; and in the case of false signatures will, moreover, render the offender liable to a heavy penalty under the Passengers' Act. Failure to attend at the time and place of embarkation, without having previously given to the Emigration Agent timely notice, and a satisfactory reason, or any insubordination or misconduct in the Emigration Depot, or on board ship before sailing, will subject candidates to the loss of their passage.

All communications by intending emigrants to this Colony are, until further notice, to be addressed, post-paid, to G. S. Walters, Esq., Emigration Agent for South Australia, No. 5, Copthall Court, London.

   
Schedule A
Application under Assisted Passage Regulations.
South Australia.
 
I, ......................, having resided in South Australia for the space of six months hereby apply to contribute the sum of ........... towards the passage to this Colony of the persons named on the back hereof, or of such persons as may be nominated by me, or any person authorized by me, in the United Kingdom under the above-named regulations current at this date.
[Witness to signature] [Signature]
Address in full and date Occupation
 
Schedule B
South Australia.
 
Crown Lands and Immigration Office, Adelaide, .......................... 186_
I heareby certify that, ................................... of, .......................... in this Province, has this day paid the sum of .... pounds .... shillings, under the Assisted Passage Regulations current at this date, for the purpose of procuring the conveyance by sea to Port Adelaide, of the persons named on the back hereof, or of the equivalent number of such eligible persons as may present this certificate in the United Kingdom to the Emigration Agent for South Australia, and be approved of by him.
Secretary to Commissioner.
 
Schedule C
 
[Note:— This application most be returned, duly filled up, to the Emigration Agent for South Australia, 5, Copthall Court, London, or to his officer from whom received, accompanied by the authorizing certificate issued in the Colony, within twelve months from date of the latter.]
 
Application for passage to South Australia, it virtue of a payment made for benefit in Adelaide, under the Assisted Passage Regulations.

I, ................., hereby make application as above, and beg to annex hereto a certificate that did on the ......186_ , pay to the Commissioner of Crown Lands and Immigration, at Adelaide, the sum of ...... pounds ...... shillings, to entitle, ......................, subject to the undermentioned regulations and conditions, to passage to South Australia in a Government Emigrant Vessel.

[Applicant's signature and address in full.] [Date.]

 
[Here follow the "Assisted Passage Regulations" in extenso ; also, usual columns for particulars of age, sex, occupation, &c.]
 
Assisted Passages obtainable in England under certain circumstances
When, and in case the applications from persons resident in the Colony shall be insufficient in number, the Emigration Agent in England will be authorized to grant assisted passage certificates or embarkation orders to persons in Britain, subject to, however, and in accordance with the foregoing regulations, so far as the same are applicable.
 
Free Passage
 
Free Passage Regulations for the selection of Persons in Britain for Free Passages to this Colony.
 
CLASSES ELIGIBLE
 
1.   The following are the classes eligible for selection for free passages.
  I.   Married agricultural laborers, shepherds, herdsmen, and copper miners, not exceeding forty-five years of age.
  II.   Single men, or widowers without children under sixteen, of any of the above classes, not exceeding forty years of age.
  III.   Single female domestic servants, or widows without children under sixteen, not exceeding thirty-five years of age.
  IV.   Married mechanics (when required in the Colony), such as masons, bricklayers, blacksmiths and farriers, wheelwrights, sawyers, carpenters, &c., also, gardeners, not exceeding forty-five years of age.
  V.   Single men of class iv. (when required), not exceeding forty years of age.
  VI.   The wives and children of married immigrants.
   
2.

Eligible Candidates:— The candidates must be in the habit of working for wages at one of the callings mentioned above, 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 labor, and have been vaccinated or had the small-pox.
Ineligible Candidates:— Passages cannot be granted to persons intending to proceed to the other Australian Colonies ; to persons in the habitual receipt of parish relief ; to widowers and widows with young children ; to parents without all their children under sixteen then in Britain ; to children under sixteen without their parents ; to husbands 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
   
3.

The first step is to address the Emigration Agent for South Australia in London, or his 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 applications. The candidates will, on or after inspection, be informed whether or not a passage can be granted. If it can, they will, as soon as possible, receive an embarkation order from the Emigration Agent (which is not transferable), naming the ship in which they are to sail, and the time and place of joining her.

   
4. The emigrants under these regulations-personally, in the case of single adults of sixteen years and upwards, and by the head of the family in other cases-must, prior to embarkation, sign an undertaking in the sum of 20 ; which, however, will not be enforced unless the person, or any one or more of the persons named in such undertaking, or on whose behalf such undertaking shall have been given, shall leave or attempt to leave South Australia within two years after arrival.
   
  OUTFIT, ETC.
   
5. Candidates must find their own outfit, which will be inspected before embarkation by an officer duly authorized by the Emigration Agent. The smallest quantity that will be allowed is for each male over twelve, six shirts, six pairs of stockings, two warm flannel shirts, two pairs of new shoes or boots, two complete suits of strong exterior clothing, four towels, and 2lbs. of marine soap ; and for each female over twelve, six shifts, two flannel petticoats, six pairs of stockings, two pairs of strong boots or shoes, two strong gowns (one of which must be made of a warm material), four towels, and 2lbs. of marine soap.
N.B. If any difficulty is experienced in procuring good marine soap where the applicants reside, there will be ample opportunity for purchasing it after their arrival at the depot.
Two or three coloured 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 and noxious articles, cannot be taken by emigrants.
   
  CAUTIONS
6.

Candidates must not reckon upon passages, or make any preparations for departure, 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 Emigration Agent, nor unless they are in a fit state of health for the voyage.
Any false signatures, mis-statements, or omissions to state a material fact in the candidate's papers, or any attempt at deception whatever, or evasion of these regulations, will debar such candidate from all after consideration for a passage to this Colony ; and in the case of false signatures will, moreover, render the offender liable to a heavy penalty under the Passengers' Act. Failure to attend at the time and place of embarkation, without having previously given to the Emigration Agent timely notice, and a satisfactory reason, or any insubordination or misconduct in the Emigration Depot, or on board ship before sailing, will subject candidates to the loss of their passage.

All communications by intending emigrants to this Colony are, until further notice, to be addressed, post-paid, to G. S. Walters, Esq., Emigration Agent for South Australia, No. 5, Copthall Court, London.

   
Remission Certificate / Passage
 
Regulations under which Remission Certificates, available in the purchase of Crown Lands, may be claimed, where Immigrants have been introduced by private persons.
 
Persons having resided in South Australia for at least one year, who may introduce from the United Kingdom, at their own cost, immigrants of either of the classes specified in the Assisted Passage Regulations, shall be entitled, on the arrival of those immigrants, to receive from this office a certificate for an amount equal to the cost which might have been incurred by the Government for the emigration of such persons ; such certificate to be receivable as cash at the Treasury for the purchase of Crown Lands on or after maturity, and the amount expressed therein to be based upon the average contract rate payable per statute adult for emigrants by the three Government emigrant vessels then previously reported as chartered:        Provided:—
  I.   That such persons have been inspected and approved by the Emigration Agent in England, or that notice of such intended introduction of immigrants be addressed in writing to this office at least six months prior to date of their arrival in the Colony.
  II.   That, on landing, a certificate be obtained from the Immigration Agent at Port Adelaide, to the effect that the immigrant so introduced is eligible for acceptance by the Emigration Agent at the date of departure from England.
  III.   That on presentation of the money certificate at the Treasury after its maturity (two years after date), there be attached thereto a declaration, in form of Schedule at foot hereof, that the persons in respect of whose introduction the certificate was issued, have been constantly since arrival, and are then, resident in South Australia, and have not during such residence been recipients of public relief.
   
SCHEDULE
 
I, being one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Province of South Australia, do hereby certify, that on this day of ......, 186_, personally came before me, at .......... of .................. (whose signature was hereto appended in my presence), who solemnly and sincerely declared that the person named hereunder (who also appeared before me and acknowledged the accuracy of the statement), was introduced by him to this Colony at his private cost, and the person referred to in a certain Remission Certificate, dated (also produced, and now signed by me), entitling ................. , the said to the abatement of ........ , in the price of South Australian Crown Lands. And I also certify that ............... the said ................ and further Declare before me, that ................ had not since the ............ been absent from this Colony, and had not been at any time, during residence here, recipient of public relief.
Name of Immigrant referred to ..........................
(Signature of Magistrate) ......................... J.P.
(Signature of holder of Remission Order)...................................................

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