COPIES OR EXTRACTS OF DESPATCHES AND OF THEIR ENCLOSURES RECEIVED DURING THE YEARS 1843 AND 1844, FROM THE GOVERNOR OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, RELATIVE TO A PLAN FOR IMPROVING DISCIPLINE AMONG THE CONVICTS AND EMPLOYING THEM ON THE ROADS OF THE COLONY[742]

: Convict (Cape of Good Hope)

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together with TRANSPORTATION - CONVICTS. TRANSPORTATION (CAPE OF GOOD HOPE) [217] together with COPIES OF EXTRACTS OF ANY CORRESPONDENCE NOT ALREADY LAID BEFORE THE HOUSE BETWEEN THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE GOVERNORS OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE AND CEYLON, RESPECTING THE INTRODUCTION OF CONVICTS INTO THOSE COLONIES AND ALSO OF ANY CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNOR OF BERMUDA ON THE REMOVAL OF CONVICTS FROM THAT STATION TO THE CAPE [16] together with COPIES OR EXTRACTS OF DESPATCHES RELATIVE TO CONVICT DISCIPLINE AND THE EMPLOYMENT OF COLONIAL CONVICTS IN THE FORMATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF ROADS AT THE CAPE [104]

 

4to., 4 vols. bound in 1, 102pp., iv + 57pp., iv + 57pp., ii + 66pp., hardcover, spine frayed at top and bottom, London, 1847-50

 

Four important Imperial Government Blue Books bound together. These were some of the preliminaries prior to the arrival of the Neptune in Simons Bay on 4 Sept. 1849 with 288 convicts on board, leading to the Anti-Convict Agitation. The ship remained in Simons Bay for five months before being directed to Tasmania.