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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
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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