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Newsletter - The Good Neighbour, Department of Immigration, No 36, Jan 1957 Reg. No: HT 13867
- Newsletter 'The Good Neighbour' No.36 January 1957, issued by the Department of Immigration. It is part of a collection of migration 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.
- Eight page newsletter with extensive text and pictures.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Margaret Wood, 2003
|Dimensions:||25.50 cm (Width), 38.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, shipping, station pier, women s work, immigration policies, government departments, publications, newsletters|
|Themes this item is part of:||Margaret Wood, Department of Immigration Officer (1951-1961), Transport Collection, Margaret Wood Immigration & Shipping Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Community Activity|
|Inscriptions:||Text: CONVENTION ON/MIGRATION/BEGINS JAN. 22/CANBERRA/January, 1957./No. 36/Monthly bulletin of the/Department of Immigration/to assist migrants./The Good/Neighbour/incorporating The New Australian.|
|Author:||Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Jan 1957|
|Publisher:||Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Jan 1957|
|User:||Mrs Margaret Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957|
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