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These two printed letters from October 1837 were sent to Mr Pond, Overseer of the Poor at Great Dunham, Norfolk. One solution to the costs of supporting poor people in the parish was to raise money in order to send them to a British colony such as New South Wales.
Norfolk Record Office PD684/86

1st Feb 2009

Citizenship, Geography, History, ICT

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Poor Law Norfolk Suffolk Essex New South Wales Australia emigration pauper poverty poor 19th century

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