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Education Kit - Migrants in Australia, Education Department of Victoria, 1974 Object Reg. No: HT 8403

Education Kit 'Migrants in Australia', published by the Publications Branch of the Education Department of Victoria in 1974. The kit was purchased by the donor in a Melbourne opportunity shop around 2001-02. She purchased it out of interest as her husband's family migrated to Australia from Greece and he had often spoken of his experiences growing up in Australia, life at school and the pressures of assimilation. She thought the content of the kit would interest him, as something he could relate to (and it did).
The kit consists of a cardboard box with a lime green lid on which is printed the kit title 'Migrants in Australia' and an image of a group of children. The side of the lid has what is probably the logo of the Education Department of Victoria and is inscribed: 'Migrants in Australia. The Victorian Secondary Social Science Project. Published by the Publications Branch Education Department of Victoria.' It contains an Introductory teachers' booklet; 7 folders (each cover with topic title, images and multi coloured) containing activity and resource cards and posters; a set of 9 slides (in a plastic slide folder) of multicultural images of Melbourne (all identified and sourced t0 'SSSP Victoria, Visual Education Centre, Education Dept of Victoria'; and a set of 20 black and white 'study prints' (in a plastic folder) of people engaged in various social and workplace activities. The Introductory booklet contains a complete inventory of the contents of the kit (which has been checked and the kit is complete except for a cassette tape of interviews with migrant children which is missing).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Denise Drossos, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.50 cm (Height), 25.00 cm (Width), 40.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: education, immigration, schools, immigration policies, multiculturalism
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: educational materials
Publisher: Education Department of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1974

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