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Photograph - Actuarial Society of Australasia, First Council Meeting, 03 Jun 1953 Image Reg. No: MM 98193

Black and white photograph of the first council meeting of the Actuarial Society of Australasia on 3 June 1953. One of the members is George Palmer. George migrated to Australia from England with his wife Gertrude and their two daughters, Shirley and Lesley in 1947.
Large black and white photograph mounted on stiff off-white card.
Statement Of Significance:
This collection provides an invaluable record of one family's migration experience, from the first seed of desire to leave England, to the securing of employment, application processes, packing, departure, journey and immediate arrival in Melbourne. The journal is particularly rich in terms of its detailed account of daily shipboard life, including the descriptions of cabins, decks, interior spaces, facilities, lighting, food, mail systems, weather, ports, and activities. While not the actual original document, it is an immediate copy, contemporary to its time and reflects the significance of this rite of passage for the thousands of migrants who arrived in Australia during the post-war period. The photo album provides an evocative complimentary visual record of the experience.
Description Of Content:
Members attending the first council meeting of the Actuarial Society of Australasia. Features group of 15 men, five seated at a long board table, the others standing in a row behind them. There is a key to identify men below the photograph. George Palmer seated front row second from left.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Libby Wattis, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 305 mm (Height), 381 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: portraits, immigrant voyages, travel, migration settlement, english immigration
Themes this item is part of: George Palmer, English Migrant, 1947, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Text, printed front: Actuarial Society of Australasia/First Council Meeting, 3rd June, 1953.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date of Event: Australia, 03 Jun 1953
Person Depicted: George Palmer, Australia, 03 Jun 1953

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