The special letters of Miss Rye immigrants in the 1860s

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Miss Rye immigrants. Who were they? How did they fare?

During the 1860s a group of women came to Queensland from Britain with the support of the Female Middle Class Emigration Society. They had taken loans in order to afford the journey and wrote about their experiences while repaying their debt to the society, providing an insight into their lives.

The society’s papers are now online as part of the expansive Australian Joint Copying Project, which provides free access to a vast array of documents relevant to Australian history.

The Courier wrote despairingly of them before they arrived, but who were they and what happened to them?

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