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An Address of Christian Counsel and Caution to Emigrants to Newly Settled Colonies

Date: 1841
Dimensions:
Overall: 205 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Booklet
Object No: 00003791

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    Description
    A booklet titled 'An address of Christian Counsel and Caution to Emigrants to Newly Settled Colonies". It was issused on behalf of the the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, in 1841 for those intending or having recently immigrated to Australia.
    The booklet addresses the treatment and relationship between Europeans and the local indigenous population. In addition to providing "Christan counsel and caution", the Religious Society of Friends were also attempting to promote indigenous rights and a shared understranding.
    SignificancePaper pamphlets can be rare due to their fragile and disposable nature. This particular booklet shows some early attitudes toward immigration to Australia and the Indigenous population in the early 1800's by a small group of people not always heard in more mainstream media of the time.
    HistoryThe Religious Society of Friends first established itself in Australia in 1832 as a result of a visit by two English Friends, James Backhouse and George Washington Walker. They were to undertake a six-year journey around the southern area of Australia to assess European settlements, the relationship with the Indigenous population and the injustice that had occured in regards their to their displacement.

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