By Marie Ruiz

This publication makes a speciality of the departure of Britain’s 'surplus' girls to Australia and New Zealand organised by way of Victorian British woman emigration societies. beginning with an research of the excess of girls query, it then explores the philanthropic nature of the agencies (the lady center type Emigration Society, the Women’s Emigration Society, the British Women’s Emigration organization, and the Church Emigration Society). The examine of the stern choice of distressed gentlewomen emigrants is by way of an research in their advertising and marketing worth, and an appraisal of women’s imperialism. eventually, this paintings indicates that the feminine emigrants lower than learn partook within the consolidation of the colonial middle-class.

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