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Emigration in search of a husband

Student activities

Task no. 1

Emigration in search of a husband, 1833 by J. Kendrick

Examine the image below to answer the following questions.

  • Give three reasons why women migrated to the colony of NSW in the 1830s?
  • Why did the colonial government encourage women to migrate?
  • What is the cartoonist’s opinion of the migration of women to NSW?