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Menu - TN Roma, Flotta Lauro Line, Lunch, 26 Dec 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 7948

First Class Lunch Menu from the ship TN Roma on the Flotta Lauro Line. The Menu is printed in Italian and English and was used on the 26th December 1957. It is part of a collection of ship menus collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960. As part of her role Margaret often met migrant ships arriving at Station Pier in Melbourne if the ships arrived at mealtimes, she would be invited on board to join people for a meal.

Margaret first worked in the Department of Alien Assimilation which focused on migrants post arrival, before moving to the Assisted Division which handled the reception of assisted European migrants arriving in Melbourne. Her final position was working for the General Assisted Passage Scheme, assisting migrants from the US, Scandinavia and Switzerland who came individually on general ships as opposed to migrant ships. She recalls her time with the Department with great pleasure. She was a young single woman and had just finished an Arts degree at Melbourne University. When she applied to the Public Service, she was placed with the Department of Immigration, as she spoke German. She left when she married in 1961 as per the policy at that time.
Cream card, cover features colour picture of landscape scene with Flotta Lauro log on blue printed on reverse. One side of the menu is in English, the other in Italian,
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.70 cm (Height), 18.60 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, shipping lines, women s work, immigrant shipping, shipping, immigration policies, station pier, menus, ship memorabilia
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: menus
Manufactured For: Flotta Lauro Lines, Genova, Italy, 1957
Place & Date Used: TN Roma, 26 Dec 1957
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957

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