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Leaflet - 'You Must Have a Chest X-Ray', Commonwealth Department of Health, circa 1955 Document Reg. No: HT 13827

Leaflet issued by the Commonwealth Department of Health, Canberra, circa 1955. The front cover details requirement to have a chest x ray after arrival in Australia (in 12 languages). The inside provides details on where to obtain chest x-ray and addresses of the State Directors of Tuberculosis. It was probably issued to Percival Alfred (Pat) Thomas on his arrival in Australia, in 1955. Pat migrated to Australia in 1955, on the voyage he struck up a friendship with Amy McCloskey, who was returning home from a year's working holiday in England, the pair had dinner together every night on the voyage. Most of the immigrants on the voyage were put in the bottom half of the ship but Pat was on E Deck like Amy because he had paid his own fare. In Melbourne Pat left the ship, to stay with a cousin, and Amy returned home to Sydney, they corresponded and Pat visited Amy in Sydney. They were married in 1958 and lived in Noble Park. They had two children and often returned to England by ship for holidays.
Soft paper. Printed pink headings and black text. Black and white image.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Amy Thomas, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.40 cm (Width), 18.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, immigrant shipping, english immigration, medical examinations, tuberculosis
Themes this item is part of: Pat Thomas, English Migrant, & Amy McCloskey, 1955, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Customs & Quarantine
Tertiary Classification: rules & regulations
Inscriptions: Text: You must have a/CHEST X-RAY.
Issued By: Commonwealth Department of Health, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, circa 1955
User: Mr Percival Thomas, circa 1955

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