Migration to New Worlds

An in-depth look at the emigration of peoples from Great Britain, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Personal diaries, letters, travel journals, and scrapbooks are supplemented by original maps, water colours, engravings, objects, emigration pamphlets, shipping papers and rare printed material, which provide significant context to these eye-witness accounts, are included in the collection.

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19th and 20th Century


Adam Matthew