chapter  10
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Wakefield's Influence-Emigration

The 'stream of emigration's set in to Van Diemen's Land under Sorell and to the mainland under Brisbane, but was very feeble until the time of the Wakefield theorists for, up to 1830, only 6843 persons had emigrated to the two colonies above. This was due partly to the lack of facilities. as a Committee on Emigration (1826) would consider only 'that part of the community which may be considered to be in a state of permanent pauperism' and even then made no practical suggestions.4