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Menu - TN Sydney, Flotta Lauro Line, Breakfast, 24 Jan 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 7950

Breakfast Menu from the ship TN Sydney on the Flotta Lauro Line. The Menu is printed in Italian and English and was used 24 January 1958. 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.
First class breakfast menu, single card, with menu translated into English and Italian.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.70 cm (Height), 17.50 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, 1958
Place & Date Used: ., 24 Jan 1958
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958

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