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Booklet - 'Housing in Australia', Department of Immigration, 1971 Document Reg. No: HT 24125

Booklet 'Wages, Prices & Taxes in Australia', published by the Department of Immigration, 1971. It outlines the typical types of housing, general availability of housing, average prices for renting or purchasing, types of housing loans available and the details of relevant state housing authorities. It is one of the many publications given to newly arrived migrants at the Enterprise Hostel to assist them with the settlement process.
Booklet with cover photo of a child on a bicycle and a postman in front of a red suburban house, the title is printed in black text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victor Sikich, 2009
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: housing, immigration, assisted immigration, settlement, refugees, migrant hostels, migrant reception centres, -1
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Inscription: 'Housing in Australia/ No. 36 February 1971'
Publisher: Commonwealth Department of Immigration, Australia, 1971
Place & Date Used: Enterprise Hostel, Springvale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1971
References: This collection is also accompanied by a small archive consisting of company magazines, financial documents, and material relating to personnel and residents.

'A worthwhile Enterprise: the migrant hostel in Springvale', Exhibition Catalogue, Museum Victoria (2009); Powerhouse Museum website:; Migration Heritage Centre website: ; Agency Notes for CA 1649 "Commonwealth Hostels Limited, Central Office", National Archives Australia:;B=CA+1649

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