National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the National Gallery Women's Association, 1974
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Immigration underlies the European history of Australia. Between 1815 and 1840, more than 58,000 people, predominately from the British Isles, came to Australia in search of a better life. Women migrants were also assisted to curb a gender imbalance in the colonies, to work as domestic servants and to foster marriages and childbirth.