Migration to New Worlds

Migration to New Worlds is an archive collection on the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Thousands of unique primary documents are presented from contributing archives, libraries and museums, including material from the National Archives UK, British Library, Maritime Museum of San Diego, Museum Victoria and the Tenement Museum (New York).

English, Scandinavian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Polish and Scottish migrant experiences are well represented, along with a rich variety of documents covering Chinese and Japanese migration to the United States and indentured labour in the West Indies.


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