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Card - Tradex Baggage Service, circa 1958 Document Reg. No: HT 7952

Card issued by Tradex Transport Agency, 'official contractors Commonwealth Department of Immigration', in Melbourne, circa 1958. It is part of a collection of immigration related material collected by Margaret Wood an officer in the Department of Immigration from 1951-1960.

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.
Blue card with company logo; detachable order card for delivery. On reverse is a handwritten list of ship names, dates of arrival in Melbourne and numbers of people from different countries - primarily Greek, Italian and Dutch. Arrival dates spread from February-May 1958.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.60 cm (Height), 15.40 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, women s work, immigrant shipping, shipping, government departments, government policies, station pier
Themes this item is part of: Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Travel
Tertiary Classification: baggage handling
User: Tradex Transport Agency, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1958
User: Mrs Margaret Wood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1958

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