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source six   TranscriptUseful notes
Extracts from a plan produced in 1883 for a government scheme to help emigration from Ireland
(Catalogue ref: CO 885/5/9)
6a 6b 6c
6a   6b   6c            
Catalogue ref: CO 885/5/9; plan to assist migration from Ireland, 1883
How to use this source
Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the reasons why people migrated within the empire?
  • whether this migration was voluntary or forced?
  • how the migration was organised and paid for?
  • the scale of emigration?
  • the attitudes shown towards the emigrants?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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