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Book - 'Hygiene For Nurses', 1940 Document Reg. No: HT 30784

Red linen bound book, 'Hygiene For Nurses' by John Guy and G.J.I. Linklater, published by E. &S. Livingstone, Edinburgh. First published in 1930, it was reprinted five times. This 5th edition was printed in 1940. According to the inscription on the front end page, the book belonged to a Mary Needham. She trained as a nurse in England and she brought this book with her when she emigrated to Australia in 1961.

This item is part of a large collection of material relating to the migration and settlement of British migrants to Australia in the 1960s under the 'Bring Out a Briton' Scheme. It documents in particular both the migration experiences of James and Mary Ward and their three children who arrived in Melbourne on the ?TSS Stratheden? from Yorkshire in December 1961; and the Burke Road East Malvern Methodist Church's sponsorship of a number of English families, including the Wards, under the Scheme. The Church?s support included temporary accommodation for assisted families in a neighbouring house. The 'Bring Out a Briton' Scheme (1957-1982) was part of a Commonwealth Government initiative which offered subsidised ship fares, accommodation and support to encourage migration from the UK to Australia after World War II.
Red linen bound book of 238 pages, with inscriptions handwritten on the front endpage in blue ink.
Statement Of Significance:
The Ward/Barlow Families collection is of national significance in documenting British assisted migration to Australia post-World War II. The collection provides a comprehensive snapshot from the commencement to completion of a British assisted migration experience and illuminates post-war immigration policies and procedures which favoured British immigration into Australia.

The collection of almost 400 items comprises a unique body of documentation with intersections between personal, community and government narratives that explore British post-World War II assisted migration. It includes photographs, personal correspondence, documents and objects offering a rare glimpse into the role of the Australian and British governments, Methodists Church sponsorship and community engagement in assisting and welcoming British immigrants to Australia. Assisted British migration was a constant theme of Australian immigration history until the early 1980s. Government initiatives such as the ?Bring Out A Briton? scheme had an enormous impact on the composition and size of the Australian population, making the Ward/Barlow collection of broad social and political historical significance.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from William & Jennifer Barlow, 2012
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 23 mm (Height), 130 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: hospitals, immigration, assisted immigration, immigrant voyages, human physiology, nursing, employment, education training, migrants, english immigration, printing industry, migration schemes, human bodies
Themes this item is part of: East Malvern Methodist Church, Bring Out A Briton Campaign, 1959, Ward Family, Assisted English Migrants, 1961, Medicine in Society Collection, Migration Collection, Post World War II British Migration to Australia
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Debossed in gold letters on the spine of the book: 'HYGIENE /FOR/NURSES/GUY/AND/LINKLATER/FIFTH/EDITION/EDINBURGH/E&S LIVINGSTONE'.
Inscription on back of front cover: 'Mary H. Needham / White Rose Hospital / Wakefield'.
Past Owner & User: Mrs Mary Ward, England, Great Britain, 1940
Organisation Named: White Rose Hospital, England, Great Britain, 1940
Author: Mr John Guy, England, Great Britain, 1940
Author: Mr G Linklater, England, Great Britain, 1940
Publisher: E.&S. Livingstone, England, Great Britain, 1940

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