Emigration to the Australian colonies In the 1830s, several schemes were running in tandem to encourage migration from Great Britain and Ireland to the developing Australian colonies. Perry McIntyre and Liz Rushen are working on a series of books regarding emigration in this period.• Their first joint book Quarantined! concerns the emigration of 444 passengers on the ill-fated Lady Macnaghten, which departed Cork and arrived in Sydney in 1837 with typhus raging on board, resulting in the deaths of 56 people.• Other books since then include The Merchant’s Women which outlines the life-experiences of 200 women who migrated from London to Sydney per Bussorah Merchant in 1833; Fair Game which explores the work of the Emigration Commission of 1831, and 400 single women who sailed on the Red Rover from Cork to Sydney and the Princess Royal from London to Hobart.For more details on these books and the full list of titles written by us and other authors with details of how to purchase them, go to www.anchorbooksaustralia.com.au