British passport dated 1881, issued to Elizabeth Garbett. The passport allows the holder, a British subject, to travel on 'the Continent'.

Physical Description

A4 page document with printed black text, with some spaces filled in black ink.


The passports provide an insight into the processes required for movement around Europe and, more significantly, represent the type of documents required by people wishing to travel in or migrate to Australia. These passports acted as identity documents, and illustrate how the requirement to provide proof of identity to government authorities in order to migrate has been a constant throughout Australian immigration history.

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